What we do
The Valdez Team works with clients primarily in San Diego, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Nevada - with additional clients around the nation. Our team focuses on settlement planning & producing Structured Settlements for personal injury, medical malpractice, elder abuse, workers' compensation, product liability, mass torts, and construction defect cases. In addition, we also have the ability to create Structured Settlements for non-physical injury cases and attorney fees.
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The case involved a plaintiff by the name of Toby Morin. Toby had been a paraplegic since the age of 7, and had been used to using wheelchairs for his entire life. Unfortunately, when he got to his mid-thirties, he was using a manual wheelchair and it had malfunctioned, breaking right under him. It turned out that there was a problem with the design of the wheelchair, as well as how it was being maintained by the maintenance company. Toby’s injuries were significant, leading to nerve damage, spasms, mental health issues, and several other. After the defense took the position that Toby was not really injured and nothing was really wrong with the product, Jeremy & his team immediately decided to take the case to trial.
At the end of the day, the jury did not see the case how the defendants did & they came back with a verdict of just under $10 Million. Before the trial, Toby had limited resources. After seeing what the jury was awarding Toby, Jeremy quickly realized and understood that this money needed to last him for the rest of his life.
From working with the Mannys over the years, Jeremy knew that they could help Toby. Jeremy explains that “Manny had an attention to detail that everyone appreciated. He seemed to know what Toby would need before everyone else did. He answered every question that we could throw at him”, making Jeremy feel confident that Toby was going to be taken care of.
We represent people in catastrophic injury cases. I had three cases that I brought the Mannys in on. All three involved traumatic injuries, involving young men with bright ideas on managing their money. The Mannys get involved and they look at what the clients’ needs are. They take that money and put it in something that is protected to ensure that the family is going to have money for as long as they are going to need it. Manuel Valdez Sr. and Manny Valdez Jr. stepped in on all three cases; they both talked to my clients and explained the benefits of a Structured Settlement. After my clients talked to the Mannys, the clients came back to me and they said, ‘Nick you were right’ - so they made the decision to move forward with a Structured Settlement for their money. The Mannys took care of my clients.
We always bring in The Mannys because they have cultural sensitivity and a lot of patience. They spend time with my clients, and they take a great deal of pride & pleasure in helping ensure that people who have suffered harm have a good financial outlook. I wholeheartedly recommend The Mannys to anyone considering a Structured Settlement.
I contacted Manny Valdez a day before mediation and he was able to bang out figures right then and there during the mediation, my client and his guardian were there and they all were able to see what Manny was able to do with the money. There's a wonderful trust relationship that exists not only with me and them, but they also create that with the client, which is something that I think is very important. I highly recommend them.