Remember the guy that ran me off the road? Destroyed my car? The guy that my insurance company (State Farm) was suing? He came back and threatened to sue them. Claims his car scraped the curb as he passed me. Claims it caused him serious back pain and therapy sessions. So what's State Farm do? They're paying him a settlement. They're no longer suing him. They told me it's easier for them to just pay him than go through a lawsuit. They told me they are on my side and know that my story is true, but the way the legal system works, since he is threatening them with a back pain lawsuit (note that our cars didn't even make contact!), it's easier to give him some money so he will go away. I could care less about the money. I don't /need/ the $500 deductable back. I only wanted the guy's head on a platter. We live in a great country, don't we?