Category: News and Events

Abeyta Nelson Raises Awareness about Drunk Driving and Car Accidents

Every day in the U.S., 28 people are killed in car accidents by drunk driving, accounting for over one-third of all auto accident deaths in the U.S.  In 2015, 10,265 people died in drunk driving crashes, and in fatal accidents, the highest percentage of drunk drivers (30%) was in the 21-34 age category. Nationwide, the… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »