I'm mainly unsure of what's going to happen with my friend that rear-ended me. I guess if I swerved slightly into the other lane, he could really use that against me. But the thing is, when I swerved, I obviously didn't have enough to time to check if anybody was in the other lane, so I had enough sense to make sure I didn't swerve so much that I would hit a car in the lane next to me. And the fact remains that he had been drinking that day, which could have very possibly made a difference.
in combination with him having had a couple of beverages, he's certainly not in the position to appoint you as the one to pay for the whole deal. if you'd called to cops to sort out the situation, it seems to me your friend would've been screwed a whole lot more, than you. if he has a heart at all, he's incredibly grateful you handled it on the spot without intervention of the authorities.
to me it sounds at least, like you've pretty much screwed yourself over in order to protect your friend. or did he eventually drink such a small amount, that to the cops it wouldn't have made a difference? either way, he didn't keep a sufficient distance.
about the owner of the car you were driving; what the hell. honestly, normally I'm all for "letting the driver pay for the damage", but if you leave someone no choice but driving your car, because of your ridiculous behavior, one would think you would take at least SOME responsibility. however, you can't make him pay for anything. he'd have to chip in as a favour to you, because he luvs you & you were his man that night, driving the group home for him. otherwise juridically I don't think he owes you a penny.
also, why did you say he isn't 21 yet? what kind of difference does that make in this case?
oh dude, I get it now.
shit.. you've taken a massive hit for your friend here. besides he's completely accountable for his mad driving skills forcing him to park his car in your rear-end (as far as I know), he's even more lucky than I thought that he didn't get busted with alcohol in his system. believe me, even if you're 21, the police usually doesn't appreciate it when you get into an accident after a drink. now I get that the consequences would have been even much larger, had you called it in. (not that weird, over here the rules for youngsters in traffic are much stricter too)
you understand that you're a total tool for not officially handling this, right? even if it's your friends, you always need to sort out these things properly.
Were you the only person that saw the bird-thing?
“It is a strange paradox that today’s central banks are generally staffed by economists, who by and large profess a belief in a theory which says that their jobs are, at the best, unnecessary, and more likely wealth-destroying. Needless to say, this is not a point widely discussed among respectable economists. Nevertheless, it is an issue worth pondering.”
George Cooper, The Origin of Economic Crises