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If the accident was clearly the fault of the minor, the ticket should be the end of it. Even if you wife was unlicensed, that doesn't make her liable for injuries that were not caused by her.
As for the damage to your car, you would have to pursue the minor's parents and their insurance. However, since your wife should not have even been on the road, it is almost guaranteed that the insurance company is going to deny the claim. You could still recover for the cost, but you will almost certainly have to sue to do so.