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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In a time when clients are vulnerable and overwhelmed, Manny Valdez and Manuel Valdez Sr. always take the time to meet with the client, explain the process of a Structured Settlement, & show a genuine personal interest in understanding what the client’s future needs will be.
I needed to set up a Structured Settlement for a $1.9 M case, so I contacted Manny Valdez to set up all the paperwork and annuities to allow the Structured Settlement to occur. My client was able to keep all of his money in a special needs trust while retaining all of the benefits that he had. I also did a Structured Settlement on my attorneys fees through them. I will strongly recommend Manny Valdez at Ringler when you need a structured settlement.
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.
While working on a case that involved the death of a family member and a serious personal injury to another family member, the case resolved during the trial for 13,000 million dollars. We are very committed to making sure that the people we represent have all of the information they need and that they live the best quality of life going forward. We’ve worked with the Mannys from The Valdez Team at Ringler on many occasions in the past because they are like us; they’re honest, hard-working, dedicated to what they do, and they want to make sure people have information to make proper choices on how Structured Settlements work. They spend a lot of time with the family members, providing multiple options in order to make sure their needs are fully met. I usually don’t endorse other professionals unless I truly believe in the quality of work that they do, but in the case of Manuel Valdez Sr. & Manny Valdez Jr. I’m happy to do that.
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.