So, your New York personal injury lawyer is on the verge of settling your case. Finally, many months or even years after your accident, you are going to get some compensation for your injuries, your lost income, your permanent disabilities, etc., etc., etc. You know what I mean. This has been the worst thing to ever happen to you. Now you see the light at the end of the tunnel.
But wait. Your personal injury lawyer says there is one more stumbling block to a successful resolution of your case: “Liens”. He says he has got to investigate the “liens” on your case. What is that? How can it affect your settlement?
First, if you are only hearing about “liens” at the end of your case, your lawyer has not done a very good job of keeping you informed. He or she should have told you about that little problem – and yes it is a problem – long ago. Better late than never!