Settling a Personal Injury Case

When bringing a lawsuit, there are two ways that it can be resolved: in court or out of court. Resolving a lawsuit out of court is called settling because the parties involved decide to independently solve (or “settle”) the conflict between them, rather than having a court impose an outcome. When deciding whether or not… Read more »

What to Do if You Were Uninsured at the Time of a Car Accident

If you were not insured at the time of a car accident, your legal rights will unfortunately be limited. You will have fewer options to recover for damages suffered and less protection from claims filed against you. These consequences will be more or less severe depending on your situation. There are four main scenarios for… Read more »

Types of Damages that Can Be Recovered in a Personal Injury Suit

When recovering from a personal injury suit, it can be challenging to understand how and why a particular amount of money is awarded. The money that is awarded is known as “damages.” There are several different types of damages that a plaintiff (the party bringing the suit) can be awarded. Medical damages can be awarded… Read more »

What to Expect for Your First Meeting with a Personal Injury Attorney

Having an initial consultative meeting with a personal injury attorney can make some people feel nervous. Many people don’t know what to expect, and are unsure of how (or if) to prepare for the meeting. However, there is nothing to be afraid of at an initial consultative meeting. At Abeyta Nelson, for example, the initial… Read more »

Terry Abeyta Elected as Officer to Catholic Charities Board

Attorney Terry Abeyta has been elected secretary of the Board of Trustees for Catholic Charities of Yakima. Catholic Charities oversees operation of and directs policy for Catholic Family and Child Services, a nonprofit agency serving children, families and seniors; Catholic Charities Housing Agency, providing affordable farmworker and workforce housing services; and St. Vincent Centers, which… Read more »

Injured Law Enforcement Officers Turn to Abeyta Nelson

Abeyta Nelson represents all kinds of people, from farm laborers to doctors and lawyers. We also are the firm that our local law enforcement officers turn to when they’re injured in an automobile crash. Terry Abeyta recently successfully completed two personal injury cases for a Washington State Patrol trooper and also a Yakima County Sheriff’s… Read more »

Kapuza and Lighty Included in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

John S. Kapuza and Gregory S. Lighty have been invited to join The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. Membership in The National Trial Lawyers is by invitation only and the organization is composed of America’s top trial lawyers. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who… Read more »

The Stress of “Who’s to Blame” Following an Injury

If you’ve been seriously injured, you might wonder if your injury warrants the help of a personal injury attorney. What makes enlisting the help of a personal injury attorney so important? Sometimes, when one has been wronged, they might find it difficult or stressful to assign “blame.” Whose fault is it that you were injured?… Read more »

Winter? Inevitable. Slip and Fall Accidents? Preventable.

Those frigid temperatures outside mean that winter has officially arrived to Central Washington. And with winter weather, snow and ice, comes greater responsibility for businesses and greater risk for pedestrians. For Businesses: Slip and fall injuries are one of the most common types of personal injury claim. When a customer falls on someone else’s property,… Read more »

Local Marathoner Runs for a Cause and Shares Message of Running Safety

At the time of this posting, local Yakima runner Joy Alegria is approaching the 24th mile of the New York City Marathon (, running to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes.  Like the other 50,000 runners in this elite national competition, Alegria has trained for months, pounding the Yakima pavement for hours in order to prepare for… Read more »

Trick or Treat, Not Trick or Trip: Keeping Trick-or-Treaters Safe This Halloween

With Halloween almost here, you’ll need more than treats and sweets to be prepared for visiting ghouls and ghosts. It’s your responsibility to make your property safe to prevent slip and fall injuries that may occur. Hazardous conditions, like a loose extension cord that might cause a fall, are your responsibility to recognize and correct…. Read more »

Abeyta Nelson Donating Warmth to Local Kids this Season

Abeyta Nelson Injury Law is proud to continue its tradition of community service by sponsoring the 2014 Coats for Kids Drive, running from October 15 through December 31, 2014. Coats for Kids, a public service campaign now celebrating its 29th year in Central Washington, serves a simple yet critical mission to provide warm coats to… Read more »

‘Pillars’ Terry Abeyta and David Abeyta: Building a Bridge Between Generations

At Abeyta Nelson, community service is an integral part of our practice. Our attorneys proudly volunteer their time and participate in nonprofit organizations because we believe it’s our responsibility to give back to the community. Continuing the important work of the United Way of Central Washington, attorneys Terry Abeyta (pictured left in photo) and David… Read more »

Memories of Taylor Bridge Fire Still Burn for Cle Elum Couple

Sitting on the edge of a small Cle Elum lake, the home of Gary and Patsy Hoover was the heart of their family, a place where generations gathered, a safe haven. Their family’s memories were captured there in carefully chronicled photo albums, baby photos, home movies, paintings created by her mother and furniture hand-made by… Read more »