My question involves a traffic accident in the State of: California.
OK, here's the scenario.....
It was my bachelor party, so being a responsible citizen I got a friend to be the designated driver. We took my car. So what does he do....backs into another car as we are leaving a bar (in the private parking lot). Being drunk, I offered up my name, number, phone, etc. to the other driver. My designated driver, who was stone sober, did not offer his name or information and also, to my disappointment, didn't collect any information from the other driver and claims he has no idea what kind of car it was, how bad the damage was, or anything else for that matter.
Long story short....after not hearing anything for a month, I have now received a notice from the other guy's insurance company saying they paid a claim to him for the damage to his car and want to recover payment from me. Both I and my designated driver have full auto insurance so I am not worried that it will be taken card of eventually, just want to know where the the real liability lies and how we should handle it.
Any help would be appreciated!