Yes you can. Putting aside that a claim would still be timely, you need to be able to prove that your daughter's injuries satisfy certain insurance regulations in order to successfully prosecute the claim. You should make an appointment with a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so this can be explained in detail.
Your attorney is in the best position to answer your question and there may be a good reason why he is unable to give an opinion as to value at this point. Ask him/her for an explanation. Since it appears that your accident occurred just 7+ months ago, it may be too early to put a number on the case.
Certainly there will be questions concerning the manner in which your accident occurred. You don't indicate if this is a bodily injury or property damage case or both but you will be asked questions concerning the nature and extent of your injuries or damage and the treatment and/or repairs that were required. If you are a defendant, the attorney assigned to you by your insurance company should be addressing this with you prior to giving testimony. If you are a plaintiff, you should really...
If you want to bring an action then it is important that you consult with an attorney versed in medical malpractice as soon as possible. The fact that this appears to have been going on for some time is only working against you. Get your records and make an appointment with an attorney right away.
If you have no collision coverage of your own, then small claims may be an option. If the tickets are still pending you may be able to ask for restitution. Contact the ADA handling the municipality where the tickets were issued.