I was driving down winchester rd e, straight out of 407 and a car infront of me stopped to do a back in into his drive way. Since it wasn't a residential area, by the time i realize he was to stop completely in such a busy 2 way road, i simply fail to stop due to slightly slippery road. ( Had winter tires) Now since nobody got hurt and officer didn't come to the spot, we went to a report center and the officers there wanted to charge me careless driving. My front end got crush and some fluid leaked out, but engine and steer is fine, and his car only got a shattered windshield + dented bumper ( his windshield only got shatter because he had a snow blower in the back that hit the window). Now i am really lost on what to do since this is my first accident. I chose the option to meet with the prosecutor because i didn't know what to do, they told me i still have my trial even if i met him. However, most legal advice tell me to go to trial. If there's any advice, it would be much appreciated.
You're actually better off choosing trial because it'll give you the 'no witness' card. The other driver might not show up at your trial, which may mean you'll be off scott-free.
Early Resolution Meeting will just get you a reduced charge, which you can also get at your Trial.