Yes you should pursue this, and yes most likely with a new attorney. However, maybe your attorney did you a favor knowing the other party has minimal insurance and you do not have UIM coverage? If so, buy dropping the case s/he is not entitled to a fee. Pick up your file and find out why s/he dropped you and then run his or her answer by another attorney and then decide. But by all means do not walk away.
In addition to the above advice, you can also discharge your liabilities and debts associated with this loss and get your license back by filing bankruptcy. It would be worth your time to speak with a bankruptcy attorney that also practices auto accident claims. .
No you cannot be arrested and if someone indicates that, then you likely have valid claim against them for damages under the fair debt collection practices act and you should sue them. The Order will NOT affect your chances of discharge in BK, however, you need to be aware of garnishment and should speak with an attorney pronto.
I agree with Greg Marshall in that unless you can prove the Port caused the damage you are out of luck. However, I used to represent the Port and they have security cameras everywhere that may have recorded the incident. Contact them in writing instructing them to preserve any and all records for the specific area and time period and request a copy. You may need to do a FOIA request. You should also contact your insurer who should pick up the tab, assuming you have adequate coverage. Good Luck.
If you file Chapter 13 within four years of filing Chapter 7, you are not eligible for a discharge of your debts after you complete the three- to five-year Chapter 13 plan. However, you can still file the Chapter 13 to keep creditors from suing you, garnishing your paychecks or levying your bank account.
Though you mention no injuries, just car damages, you still need a lawyer to help you enforce Washington statutory law that favors you in getting car professional auto repairs and forces the insurance companies duty to deal with you quickly and fairly. They may even have to pay your attorneys fees. Good Luck.