I got a problem. My parents went on a holiday for two weeks and i'm in the country alone. (I'm 19)
Anyway, i needed some means to get around from place to place so i borrowed my parents car, despite the fact that i have no licence yet. I'm learning to drive in a school and all, took loads of lessons on a manual car, so i really can handle an automatic, and i'm driving carefully anyway.
BUT: on my first trip out, a taxi crashes into me. Into the rear. Not really my fault, but it's troublesome nonetheless as you would presume.
The police took me in but released when i gave them my passport. After a week i have to face the court and i would like to know what punishment do i face?
I heared it's a fine and the car being taken away. Is that it? How much is the fine? For how long will the vehicle be impounded?
And also: who pays for the damage to the vehicles? The taxi driver refused to accept that it is his fault, although he clearly crashed into me from behind when i stopped on the red light (he even decided to lie and said that i stopped too late and then back-up into him). I know that no one will pay for the damage on my car, i acept it, what about his (his front is BADLY damaged and looks like 4000 to 9000 worth of repairs) ? Suppose the court finds me to be the cause of the accident... And suppose it doesn't. What would i face in each case?
Advice would be very apprecioated. thanks in advance.
I have until Saturday.