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What is a medical lien, and how are medical liens involved in car accident cases?

If you have been involved in a car accident, you should get medical treatment for your
injuries immediately. In fact, even if you don’t think you have been injured, you should visit a medical professional for an evaluation. Why should you seek medical attention if you don’t think you have been injured from a car accident? Because, often injuries surface days or weeks after an accident occurs–it is better to start medical treatment as soon as possible instead of waiting and possibly aggravating your injury more. Also, it is a good idea to get a physical evaluation to rule out any possible injuries that may surface in the future. Furthermore, seeking prompt medical treatment after a car accident can be helpful if you intend on filing a law suit against any of the drivers who caused the car accident.

If you are concerned how you are going to pay for your medical treatment, speak to an experienced Los Angeles car accident attorney at California Attorney Group, and ask about medical liens. Medical liens are commonly used by medical professionals. The way a medical lien works is, if you have sued an at-fault driver for damages, a medical provide will treat your injuries without charging you. However, the medical provider places a lien on any settlement award you make recover in the future. Once you recover a settlement award for your injuries, then the medical provider will be paid back for the treatment they provided you.

The following are various medical providers you should contact immediately if you have been involved in a car accident:

Right after your car accident:
• Go to the closest hospital and seek emergency care. If need call 911 and ask for ambulance support to take you to the nearest hospital.

Face and Head injuries:
• General Practitioner
• Internist
• Plastic Surgeon
• ENT Specialist
• Ophthalmologist
• Neurologist
• Neurosurgeon
• Dentists
• Audiologists

Brain Injuries:
• General Practitioner
• Internist
• Neurologist
• Neurosurgeon
• Orthopedist

Neck Injuries:
• General Practitioner
• Internist
• Chiropractor
• Physical Therapist
• Occupational Therapist
• Orthopedist
• Orthopedic surgeon
• Rheumatologists
• Neurologist
• Neurosurgeon

Shoulder and Arm, Hand, Wrist, Finger Injuries
• General Practitioner
• Internist
• Chiropractor
• Physical Therapist
• Occupational Therapist
• Orthopedist
• Orthopedic surgeon

Back Injuries
• General Practitioner
• Internist
• Chiropractor
• Physical Therapist
• Occupational Therapist
• Orthopedist
• Orthopedic surgeon
• Rheumatologists
• Neurologist
• Neurosurgeon
• Spine Specialist

Leg, Knee, Hip, Ankle, and Foot Injuries
• General Practitioner
• Internist
• Chiropractor
• Physical Therapist
• Occupational Therapist
• Orthopedist
• Orthopedic surgeon
• Pediatrist

Internal Organ Injury
• General Practitioner
• Internist
• Cardiologists
• Hepatologists
• ENT specialists
• Pulmonologist
• General Surgeon
• Urologic surgeon
• Orthopedist
• Orthopedic surgeon

Psychological Injuries.
• Psychiatrist
• Physiologist
• Clinical Social Worker
• Licensed Professional Counselor
• Mental Health Counselor

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident contact the experienced Los Angeles car accident lawyers at California Attorney Group. The knowledgeable LA car accident lawyers at California Attorney Group deal with car accident cases every single day. We know how to get you the most favorable settlement you may be entitled to, and will aggressively fight for your legal rights. If you have any questions concerning your car accident case, or specifically medical liens, our friendly L.A. car accident attorneys will be happy to assist you. You can contact us, toll free at 1-800-337-8547 to set up a consultation at no cost.