What is the name of your state? TX
Can you please provide some advice for this situation...
I live in an apt complex in Texas and of course the complex is surrounded by parking lots for the residents. I often skateboard in a cul-de-sac/parking lot area outside my building. The cul-de-sac is positioned perpendicular to a road that leads through the parking lot and around the complex. The road that leads through the complex has speed bumps every 100 ft or so. Just at the edge of the cul-de-sac is one of these speed bumps.
The other night (around 9pm) a friend and myself were outside skateboarding when I fell off my skateboard and the board rolled into the road mentioned above. At that point, a car was driving through, who was easily driving over what should be a cautious speed limit and ran over the skateboard. Due to the speed of the car, the board somehow dented the panel to the right of drivers side front wheel, just to the left of the drivers door. The damage was pretty shocking considering it was a skateboard, and unbelieveably the skateboard had just a mere fracture and is actually functional. At the time I was really shocked and felt extremely sorry for the situation. In an effort to appease the situation I told him to get an estimate and I would take care of the damages. A week later he informs me that the damage will cost a little under a $1000. Being that I am a college kid, that is quite unaffordable. I told him that I wouldn't be able to afford that, perhaps we could split it. He said that wouldn't be a problem. Now a few days later, he calls and tells me that since he can't afford half either, I am to pay the full amount...
In this situation, whose fault is this? If this was to go to court... What legal actions would take place? What would you do?
If there is any ambiguity, please ask.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR TIME!