Is Your Business Cyberinsurance Safe?

We’ve all heard about cyber-attacks: whether it’s a retail store suffering a data breach, causing thousands of consumers’ personal information to be leaked, or Russia hacking into e-mails to influence an election, there seems to be a different event in the news all the time. But what can you do to protect your business? Cybersecurity,… Read more »

National Volunteer Month – Abeyta Nelson Thanks Our Community Volunteers

April is National Volunteer Month – a time to thank and honor volunteers in our communities and to encourage volunteerism.  According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 62.6 million people volunteered at least once for an organization in 2015. The attorneys and staff at Abeyta Nelson Injury Law volunteer for at least 25 organizations,… Read more »

Don’t Waive Auto Insurance: Advice from a Yakima Personal Injury Attorney

Being involved in an accident is bad. Being involved with a driver who doesn’t have any insurance–or not enough insurance–is worse. Sadly, we receive calls every week from people who have waived the only coverage that will provide any help to them when they’re involved in a collision with an uninsured/underinsured driver.  It’s hard to… Read more »

Yakima Personal Injury Attorneys Terry Abeyta and Rod Nelson Celebrate 35 Years

On March 17, 2017, friends, family, attorneys and staff gathered to celebrate Central Washington Personal Injury Attorneys Terry Abeyta and Rod Nelson on their 35 year law firm partnership and friendship. Special guests attended a dinner on Friday to commemorate this milestone. In 1981, Terry Abeyta left a larger law firm to begin his solo… Read more »

Protect Yourself in 2017: Buy an Umbrella

A little known, cost effective way of protecting your family and your assets is an umbrella insurance policy.  It works to add an extra layer of coverage should you cause a serious injury to someone who later brings a claim against you.  Some policies may also provide an extra layer of underinsured motorist coverage which protects you… Read more »

Abeyta Nelson Helps Client Noelle Pratte Recover from Serious Fall

Abeyta Nelson Injury Law client Noelle Pratte suffered a brain injury and required months of therapy after she fell from a deck without a safety rail.  Having previously sought legal help without results, Noelle finally found Abeyta Nelson, who listened to her, took her case, and fought for her rights. Noelle was very impressed by… Read more »

Artist, Author and Client Dick Paetzke Recovers with Help from Abeyta Nelson

Dick Paetzke was on his way to work when his scooter collided with a car, sending him skidding along the pavement.  Dick’s injuries were extensive, and he faced a grueling recovery.  Laying in his hospital bed, Dick knew he needed guidance from a medical, financial and legal perspective and decided to take action.  Abeyta Nelson… Read more »

Riding the Open Road Poses Unique Risks

Motorcycles today are a popular form of travel for those wanting to experience the “open road.” This is especially true in the Yakima Valley and Central Washington. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were over 8.4 million motorcycles on the road in 2013. The increased number of motorcycles means an increased… Read more »

A Personal Approach to Personal Injury

By now, you know our slogan. At Abeyta Nelson, “we take your injury personally.” But, what does that mean? Unlike most other personal injury law firms, the attorneys at Abeyta Nelson will spend time with you. When you first call Abeyta Nelson, our experienced staff will gather the information needed by the attorney to have… Read more »

Legal Assistant Evolves with Technology Over 22 Year Career

Sherry Fortner grew up in Yakima and Goldendale, WA, earning a B.A. from Washington State University. Sherry worked for one law firm before joining Abeyta Nelson in 1993. “The way we practiced then was completely different than the way we practice now,” Sherry said, recalling the days she used DOS (before Microsoft Windows), using a… Read more »

Making the Hard Calls Makes all the Difference

Many so-called “personal injury attorneys” are afraid to make the hard decision and recommend that a client try their case, rather than accepting the final offer from the insurance company. That’s not the case at Abeyta Nelson Injury Law. We represented a very nice 75 year “young” Wapato woman who suffered a significant back injury… Read more »

Beaulaurier’s 25-Year Career Part of Abeyta Nelson Success

In December, Office Manager Denielle Beaulaurier will celebrate 25 years of employment with Abeyta Nelson. Since 1990, she has worked in nearly every staff position and continues to keep the law firm running smoothly. Here is more about Denielle: 1) Where did you grow up and where did you received your education? I was born… Read more »

Protect Yourself During This Difficult Fire Season

The early predictions were right: 2015 has been and continues to be a particularly menacing fire season. Record-setting high temperatures, dry conditions, and low snowpack in the mountains have created ideal conditions for both natural and man-made fires. Although a statewide burn ban is in effect for the state of Washington, too many fires are… Read more »

Uncovering the “Full Coverage” Scam

Almost daily, the attorneys at Abeyta Nelson Injury Law talk with a potential client who says they have “full coverage.” Often, however, the potential client is completely shocked when they discover they have a liability only policy. Full coverage is: Liability, personal injury protection, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, collision coverage, and comprehensive coverage (or “Other than… Read more »

Quick action is key after dog bite attack

Dog bite injuries can be both frightening and painful, often resulting in severe injuries including scarring, disfigurement, and even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 4.7 million dog bites every year with 800,000 people requiring medical attention. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reports the average cost… Read more »

Ready to Road Trip?

May is the time of year we say goodbye to the school year routine and make plans for summer fun. For most Americans, that means time on the road to get to favorite vacation spots. Before you eagerly jump in your car, however, Abeyta Nelson offers these 6 tips for a safe and accident-free road… Read more »

Is Your Insurance Company Treating You Fairly?

In November 2007, Washington voters approved the Insurance Fair Conduct Act (IFCA). IFCA establishes rules requiring your insurance company to treat you fairly. It applies to nearly every type of insurance you purchase, with the notable exception of health insurance. The guts of this law allow you, an insured, to sue your insurance company anytime… Read more »

It’s April, and Wildfire Season Begins in Central Washington

This week’s high-70’s temperatures and less than normal snowpack conditions in the mountains signals another potentially threatening wildfire season in Central Washington. According to climatecentral.org, “there are more large fires burning now [in the West] than at any time in the past 40 years, and the total area burned each year has also increased. Although… Read more »