David Scott Buchan, 28, suffered facial and brain injuries in the incident when his motorcycle collided with an oncoming car.
As a result of the accident, Mr Buchan needed a titanium plate inserted into his face after he almost died of his injuries. He also sustained damage to his ribs and spine, and suffered long term depression, fatigue, anxiety along with impaired sight, taste, and smell.
He has been unable to return to work following the accident due to his injuries, however he is able to walk with the help of a stick and lives with his mother.
The High Court judge praised the devotion of his mother, Ann, who has looked after him since the accident.
The settlement will pay for Mr Buchan’s future care and compensate him for what has happened.
Although the compensation figure has not been disclosed, it is understood the insurers of the oncoming car settled on a one-third liability basis.
Mrs Buchan refused to accept any payment for the care she had given her son thus far, preferring it to go to her son’s future care costs.
Mr Justice Langstaff said: “I have noted in the reports that they pay testimony to the care which Mr Buchan has had from his mother, and I see he is nodding.
“I know what mothers will do for their children but it must be recognised that, even in comparison with the many cases in which parents care for their child, the loving care he has had is remarkable and has played a tremendous part in the life he has had.”
Mr Buchan wants to use the money to assist with his bid to live independently.