There are a number of reasons to seek legal representation after a car accident. First and foremost, a lawyer can help assess who is liable for an accident. This can help you understand where you might be liable or what the other parties involved may be liable for. A good lawyer will also help you work with the various insurance agencies involved to ensure you are properly compensated and not taken advantage of. Finally, should the case go to trial, a lawyer can represent you in a court of law.