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  • MCV Law - Personal Injury Attorney in Syracuse, NY

    What Is Comparative Negligence, and How Does It Affect Your New York Personal Injury Case?

    One of the main requirements of a New York personal injury claim is to show that another party was negligent, and that the negligence caused or contributed to your accident. But what if more than one party is at least partly to blame for the accident? What if you were also at fault?  When that is the case, your claim will be subject to New York’s comparative negligence rules. Comparative negligence is the assigning of a percentage of fault to the parties involved in an accident. It can be app

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  • Healthcare Proxy Lawyers in Syracuse, NY

    The Importance of Healthcare Proxies: Who Will Speak for You?

    Who will speak for you should you not be able to? Do you feel it's important that doctors and hospitals know your wishes on end-of-life procedures you want to allow or not allow? Should you be in a coma, and/or unable to speak for yourself, who will speak for you? A Healthcare Proxy Living Will is an important document that you can prepare, with the help of an attorney, that will speak for you when you are unable. A Healthcare Proxy Living Will in conjunction with a Power of Attorney and Las

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  • SSDI attorneys in Syracuse, New York

    Social Security Disability Law in 2024: Hot Topics and Possible Legislative Updates

    As we head into 2024, it’s important for Social Security Disability claimants and recipients to be aware of some potential legislative updates that could impact the benefits, application process, and eligibility criteria associated with SSDI. Several topics are under discussion among lawmakers and medical providers, and as always, the disability attorneys at MCV Law are closely monitoring the latest developments. New Leadership at SSA On December 23, 2023, Martin J. O’Malley was sworn in as

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  • Dysautonomia SSDI benefits

    Can I Get SSDI Benefits for Dysautonomia?

    Dysautonomia or POTS Dysautonomia or autonomic dysfunction, is a broad term that is used to describe disorders of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS maintains your body’s involuntary or “automatic” functions like internal temperature, breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, and hormonal functions. An imbalance in any of these “automatic” functions of the body could result in dysautonomia. Individuals with dysautonomia may not experience the same symptoms. This is because any disorder

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  • Estate Planning - Syracuse, NY

    Estate Planning in 2023 - Recent Trends and Important Advantages

    A recent study has unveiled a concerning trend among older Americans, indicating a decline in the creation of wills and estate planning documents. The research, conducted by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, suggests that the percentage of households headed by individuals over the age of 70 with wills or trusts in place for asset distribution after their passing has steadily decreased since the mid-2000s. Over the course of a decade from 2008 to 2018, this percentage droppe

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