The Supreme Court of Texas refused for a second time to hear the case of tragic accident victim Michelle Gaines on Friday.
Without any explanation, the high court denied her attorneys’ request for reconsideration.
Gaines, of Palestine, suffered a traumatic brain injury at age 19 on June 11, 2006, when an 18-wheeler hauling an oil rig careened through a red light and crashed into her 2000 Buick.
Four years later, a jury awarded Gaines more than $8 million in damages. The truck’s driver, its owner and another businessman involved with the oil rig were held liable. Court documents show the truck lacked working brakes and a jury agreed with Gaines’ attorneys that there was an attempt to cover up what happened.
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