This is a tough one. If you got a recall letter and didn't have it checked out before the accident they may some how try to pin it on you. I think I would talk to a lawyer to figure out the best course of action because no matter what, trying to file a suit against Toyota may be difficult. (I dunno I'm just guessin here)
If you haven't gotten a letter from Toyota I would double check the production date of your vehicle to make sure you fall into the timeframe. I think someone said in another thread that it had to be produced before 8/00. Call Toyota and give them your VIN# 1-888-270-9371. They'll check for you to see if there was a recall for your particular car. But I'm not sure a dealer will look at it without that letter, you could try though.
Here's the link to the website containing the current recall results for the 2000 celica - http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/results.cfm
And here's another link to what the letter looks like - https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...#Post1953446393
There have been quite a few posts about this already. Use the search feature and you should find them.
In any case, I'm glad you're ok and good luck