Clearly you have the wrong attorney!
First, your attorney has no right to have your medical care stopped. The doctor has to release you or you have to decide on your own not to continue the therapy-but so long as the doctor says you need therapy, you need to listen to what the doctor says. And so long as your doctor says the injuries are related to the incident in question, no matter what the extent of the property damage, then your injuries are related and a claim based on those damages should be made.
You need to change attorneys. There is no two ways about it.
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The entire matter of your lawyer referring you to a chiropractor and then stopping your treatment seems to present some ethical issues. It is true that the responsible insurance co. will likely not offer much in settlement due to the low amount of property damage and chiro treatment. They call these cases MIST (minor impact soft tissue) and usually defend them to trial. But minor property damage does not necessarily mean minor impact! You will need to be evaluated by a medical doctor to see if there are diagnosable underlying injuries. I understand that without health insurance this will be difficult, but otherwise it will be economically difficult for any competent injury attorney to handle your case and obtain reasonable compensation.
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