Courts and Civil Procedure – Procedure Generally

Liens Against Causes of Action

SECTION 9-3-12

§ 9-3-12. Motor vehicle lessor's lien.

Every person, firm, or corporation licensed pursuant to § 31-5-33, who shall rent a vehicle to a lessee as a substitute vehicle for one owned by the lessee and the vehicle owned by the lessee is insured against transportation expenses, shall have a lien upon any payment due the owner of the vehicle, his or her representative, or assignee for transportation expenses and on account of the insurance, to the amount of the reasonable and necessary charges of the rental up to the date of payment of the amount; provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to give the lien herein created precedence over the lien of an attorney.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1973, ch. 211, § 1.)