I think you may want to address this question to a personal injury attorney who might want to address the issue of causation.
I'm not clear what your question is. But Attorney Holbrook gave you good advice. Contact a personal injury lawyer who can address the issue of causation. Good luck.
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It is understandable that you are so upset. The sooner you speak with an attorney, the sooner they can obtain evidence that may otherwise be destroyed. An attorney who handles personal injury and related civil claims is yourbest bet. Find one near you, since you will need to have frequent interactions.
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I hope your father will be alright. Whether the driver was cited or not for hitting your father isn't the most important fact. If she had been cited, a jury would never hear that evidence anyway. Unless the police officer witnessed the accident himself, his testimony will likely be similarly limited. The most important facts will be those relayed by your father, the driver and any eye witnesses to the accident. The fact that your father was not in a crosswalk does not automatically mean that he was at fault or that the driver is blameless. In Massachusetts, drivers have an obligation to avoid hitting pedestrians if at all possible. The fact that your father was carrying a large bag and was in the middle of the road, would seem to indicate that he was very visible immediately prior to the collision. Your father definitely needs the assistance of an experience personal injury attorney admitted to practice in Massachusetts. Most firms, like mine, will offer free consultations. Best of luck to you and your dad.
So sorry to hear about your dad. It is important you hire an attorney right away. Don't worry about the police. The driver can still be found liable for damages for failing to pay attention. Good luck.
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