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 clients in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. For this tragic case, we needed to provide solutions that can assure great medical care, and the ability to manage this amount of income. Manny Valdez was amazingly great in accommodating them so that they would have enough income presently and in future years. Regardless of the amount of the Structured Settlement, Manny Valdez and Manuel Valdez Sr., from The Valdez Team at Ringler, will both put the same amount of effort and answer every single question. They will go to the client’s house and explain all the terms, conditions and what they can anticipate. Even if the family is not ready to move forward with a Structured Settlement they’re still available to explain, and they’ll explain it honestly.
We had the unfortunate pleasure of representing a client who had suffered a catastrophic event at work, resulting in a lifetime disability. It was important to ensure that the client had enough funds set aside to afford the care needed for the rest of their life. After research, we determined that the best way to protect, grow, and secure the client’s money was to purchase an Annuity through Manny Valdez at Ringler. I’ve been in practice for 20 years and my relationship with The Valdez Team at Ringler goes back for approximately 16 years, in which they have continued to exceed our expectations with regard to their performance, by meeting the needs of our clients.
I've used Manuel Sr. and his son Manny Valdez for literally a couple of dozen cases both in the construction area as well as major personal injury actions. There are plenty of companies around, but we go to them because of their commitment to our clients, their commitment, to us, their hands-on approach, and frankly more than anything the level of trustworthiness that we have with them. The people that they work with are very reputable as well, and when you are dealing with annuities over a long period of time you want to be working with established companies and that's who they work with. They always want to interact with my clients, on one particular instance they literally flew out to Las Vegas on a Nevada death case and spend half a day with the family, a family whose not sophisticated financially and sat down with them walk them through all of the details of the program, all of the services that they would provide and put them on a place where they felt really understood and had a comfort level going forward with them. I think they are the best out there their skill level, their knowledge level is far superior to the other people, so they are literally the go-to guys.
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.