Category: Auto Truck and Motorcycle Accidents

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Distracted Driving an Increasing Threat on Washington Roadways

Auto manufacturers are increasingly producing safer and safer cars. However, no amount of safety features can guard against distracted drivers. How many of us have driven in the last week and saw someone looking down at their phone while driving? Eating while driving? Applying makeup while driving? Or, unbelievably, shaving while driving? Yes, people do… Read more »