After a car accident, you may be wondering if you need to hire a car accident lawyer. It is often in your best interests to at least consult with an attorney if you have been injured in a car accident and have medical bills from a nearby hospital, like Indiana University Health Arnett, or if the damage to your vehicle is extensive. Most car accident attorneys offer a free consultation and an attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options, and can help you recover the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries and damages. If the other driver was at fault for the accident, a lawyer can also help you file a claim against their insurance company. Even if you are not sure who was at fault for the accident, an attorney can investigate the accident, get the police report from the West Lafayette Police Department and gather evidence to build a strong case on your behalf.