§ 9-3-9 Motor vehicle repairer's lien.
Every motor vehicle repairer who shall furnish material and labor, or either, in the repair of a motor vehicle shall, if the owner of the vehicle has insured the automobile against damage or loss by collision, have a lien upon any payment due the owner of the vehicle, his or her representative, or assignee, on account of the insurance, to the amount of the reasonable and necessary charges of the repairer 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.
(P.L. 1962, ch. 40, § 1.)