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At Polow Polow & Mahoney, we are experienced Vermont lawyers who specialize in personal injury or wrongful death cases caused by the negligence (carelessness) of others, including car accidents, snowmobile accidents, bike accidents, ski accidents, snowboarding accidents, pedestrian accidents and recreational sports accidents. We understand the nature of serious injuries and the details of the law, and we can help you or your family. We serve the entire State of Vermont. We will represent you on a contingent fee basis. This means you will not have to pay us out of your pocket.
I'm not a city attorney. I avoid neckties as often as possible although I have several suits ready to go when I appear in court. I try and return phone calls and respond to email messages as quickly as I can. I make the most of modern technology and will communicate with you in whatever mode you prefer, be it email, phone or mail. I prefer to bike or run to work as much as I can.
For many people injured in an accident, the thought of pursuing a legal claim is unpleasant and perhaps intimidating. This is why you need an experienced personal injury attorney to help evaluate your claim. We provide a free evaluation of your case and can help you decide the best way to proceed. We have helped many individuals over the years receive fair and reasonable compensation for serious injuries sustained as a result of an accident.
We also represent individuals who are threatened by out of state debt collection agencies who call you at work, talk to your friends, relatives or co-workers, threaten to sue you or conduct themselves in a manner that is just plain unfair. We may be able to sue the debt collection agencies for violations of both Federal and Vermont law, and recover our attorneys fees and costs from the debt collector. You do not have to be abused and harassed by debt collectors. Federal law (by way of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act) protects consumers from illegal, unfair, deceptive and abusive debt collection practices. Vermont law (by way of the Consumer Fraud Statute) also protects Vermont consumers from these tactics. Out of state creditors, professional out of state debt collectors and other out of state debt buyers who violate the law are subject to paying damages, statutory penalties and your attorney's fees and costs. If you live anywhere in Vermont, and you feel you may have been deceived or treated unfairly by an out of state debt collector, or that other violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act or the Consumer Fraud Statute have occurred, you may need a lawyer. We can evaluate this for you for free and advise you as to whether or not you have a case.
Our office has been in Hyde Park since 1981 and we plan on remaining here for many years to come. Members of our firm have served on boards or volunteered for entities such as the Morrisville Rotary, United Way of Lamoille County, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Remembrance Run, Lamoille Economic Development Corporation, Lamoille County Court Diversion and Friends of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail and have been moderators for the Towns of Hyde Park and Morristown.
Areas of Practice
- Auto Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Bicycle Accidents
- Ski and Snowboard Accidents
- Civil Litigation, Collections, Representation of Creditors in Bankruptcy
- Pedestrian Accidents, Bike Accidents, Recreational Accidents
- Injury Claim Process, Wrongful Death
- Products Liability, Negligence Claims
- Consumer Protection, Debtor/Creditor, Debtor's Rights
- Snowmobile Accidents, Other Serious Vermont Personal Injury Claims
- 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Vermont, 1981
- Colorado, 2010
- U.S. District Court District of Vermont, 1982
- Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont
- Union Bank, P.O. Box 667, Morrisville, VT 05661
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Vermont Bar Association
- Vermont Association for Justice
- Colorado Bar Association
- Lamoille County Bar Association
- Boulder County Bar Association
Pro Bono Activities
- Vermont Volunteer Lawyer Project