Warren Smith instructed Farleys Solicitors to investigate the accident, which left him unable to drive for months and forced him to resign from his job which involved driving long distances.
He said: “I’m still haunted by the events of that day and my injuries are a constant reminder of the fact that someone died in the crash but I am just incredibly relieved.”
Mr Smith (50) was travelling on the A671 Bacup Road on March 8th, 2012, when a car turned around a bend on the wrong side of the road and collided head-on with Mr Smith’s car.
The driver of the other vehicle sadly died, and Warren suffered multiple injuries, including his head, chest and back.
He still suffers from psychiatric injuries caused by the accident, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression.
The £30,000 secured from the other driver’s insurers, which will cover the costs of on-going rehabilitation and therapy.