He had been in the passenger seat of a vehicle when the driver was blinded by glare from the sun. The driver lost control of the car and collided with a stationary truck.
The passenger suffered a near fatal brain injury.
He was unconscious for six weeks and then had to spend three months in a rehabilitation unit. He lost his vision to the left side in both eyes and suffered nerve damage.
After he completed his rehabilitation, he had to move in with his parents for nearly two years before he could move into his own flat. He initially needed 24-hour support but this was reduced over the following year.
The man brought a claim against the driver saying he had been driving without due care and attention.
The driver admitted liability and the man was awarded a lump sum of £1.8m as well as annual payments of £62,500 for the rest of his life.
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