To soon to say. You need to establish "serious injury" as that term is defined in the Insurance Law in order to recover for pain and suffering. Be sure to submit no-fault insurance claims to the carrier for the car you were in within 30 days to get your lost wages and medical bills paid. Consult a personal injury lawyer.
You don't give enough facts to assess your situation. Spend the money to consult a different lawyer in your area if you want a second opinion as you have a serious decision to make. Trying to do it on-line is a mistake as there is no back and forth conversation and important details will not come out.
Who is the lawyer? His conduct in retaining you may have been a crime and an ethical violation.
The carrier for your car was required to pay bills and lost wages under the no-fault coverage. Whether you can get pain and suffering from the other driver's carrier depends if you can show "serious injury" as defined by the Insurance Law. Surgery alone is not serious injury but it could be. Contact me or another personal injury lawyer.