If you Google search it you should be able to spot who is the Administrator (often a speciality firm such as Garden City Group) then call or send them an email and you should get your answer.
It is a legal matter, and from the facts you've given us it sounds like the person who hit you is responsible for everything. Your paperwork from the investigating officer should tell you if the other driver had insurance coverage, which the next important question. If not, the next issue is whether you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
You should immediately consult a highly rated local personal injury attorney.
Even more important, scoring by wins and losses is a deceptively easy but inaccurate approach even when you can get to the data. Some of the best lawyers lose hard cases, even with the best possible lawyering, and some crappy lawyers win easy cases even though they may arguably be almost brain dead.
The Martindale rating combined with actual recommendations should be the best approach, combined with your reaction when you meet with someone to discuss your case.
Please accept sympathies and best wishes for your daughter's recovery.
A class action is rarely the proper procedure unless dozens or hundreds or thousands of people are harmed, and even then it is rarely the best approach for someone who suffered physical injuries and damages.
It sounds as if the seriousness of the harm to your daughter would fully justify an individual action if the facts are borne out after investigation by a top-flight litigation / personal injury attorney.
Yes - under FRAP 4(a)(4) IF the motion is one under FRCP 52(b), 59 or 60 (special rules apply re 60). Note that there is technically not a "thing" called a motion for reconsideration in the federal rules (unless you have a special case under Florida Local Rules). The motions listed above have much more technical and restrictive requirements than simply asking to reconsider.
Sure you can - and we hope you had the contract drafted by a lawyer who put in the contract that venue for actions for breach of the contract would be in California and California law would govern. If not....pretty tough to go sue them in New Jersey for 17K.
The general principle of American law is that, absent a contractual or statutory provision otherwise, each party pays only it's own attorney fees no matter who I'd plaintiff or defendant. The ordinary car crash lawsuit is an example of where would usually be true.
The first very big exception to that general principle is that a contract can provide for a different rule - it is very often the case for example in construction contracts or HOA CC&Rs that you will see a loser pays winner's...
You need to carefully read the class settlement notice. There is usually a deadline BEFORE the hearing date before which you must file with court any objections to the settlement. If you file an objection you will usually be allowed to state your view to the judge at the hearing. You usually would not be permitted to appeal the approval of the class settlement unless you file the objection before the approval hearing.