Have your lawyer negotiate the liens down to pennies on the dollar. Don't sign the release until this is done, or your lawyer will have no incentive to do it if he/she is already paid.
Lien amounts can be negotiated. Those of us with experience have been able to negotiate some to almost 70% off thus reimbursing the provider only 30%. The skill is negotiating and using experience to push the right buttons.
You must follow the lead of your attorney.
Liens are always negotiated down to amounts typically ranging from 30-50% of their original value. Attorneys do this daily and work with the same providers over and over so it becomes easier for us to obtain large discounts.
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Routinely, although private have more room than public.
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Your question is too broad, because there are many types of different liens, even in the context of "provider liens" as they can arise from statutes and contract.. Ask your attorney who should know liens and be able to help you.
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You state the liens are from medical providers, i.e. PI liens (vs. health ins liens). Providers will reduce liens. the easiest way is probable to do a pro-rata distribution proposal. But the better way is to scrutinize each lien amount versus the reasonable market value of the service. Some providers on liens have very inflated bills and the negotiations will need to start there. This is a true skill that is developed over years of being in practice. Meet with your attorney and devise a game plan and where you want to end up.
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