Well, I'm not sure why you got a ticket for the accident, I've never gotten a ticket and I've rear ended someone twice (in the past 11 yrs). Once was because my intake valve was stuck open and my engine was revving too hard so my brakes weren't as effective. The other was my fault (sun was in my eyes, didnt see the person's brake lights ahead of me).
But yeah, never got a ticket before. Though... I was over 18 for both accidents
Uh... maybe you got a ticket because you had someone in the car with you? I thought if you were 16 you werent supposed to have anyone under 21 or 25 with you?
There's gotta be more to your story, not sure why you'd get aticket to go to court for rear ending someone... Were you speeding? What does the ticket say?
Normally, in an accident, the police come to witness (IF called), insurance info is exchanged, and the person who you hit's insurance will contact your insurance. Your insurance will pay for the damages, and YOUR insurance premiums will go up for the next 3 yrs.
I mean.. I guess I don't have much of an answer for you other than you had to have been doing something wrong besides skidding on black ice to have gotten a ticket.