What Do Personal Injury Attorneys Really Do?

We’ve all heard the term “ambulance chasers,” a derogatory term used to describe personal injury attorneys. It insinuates we tastelessly chase injured clients. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Attorneys get a lot of ribbing (who hasn’t heard a good lawyer joke?) and personal injury attorneys seem to get the brunt of it. There… Read more »

Abeyta Nelson Files Sexual Harassment Suit Involving Former Grandview Teacher

Abeyta Nelson Injury Law attorneys Terry Abeyta and Maggie Lund recently filed suit against the Grandview School District (see story in the Yakima Herald-Republic and on KIMA TV). Two former Grandview High School students allege that in 2016 their former teacher, Zachary Joseph Sybouts, sent them inappropriate communication and photos of himself, made advances and… Read more »

What If My Child is Injured at School? | Yakima Injury Attorneys

After a long, fun, and sometimes hectic summer, I always welcome the cooler, softer embrace that fall brings to Eastern Washington. When the leaves begin to change color and the sunburns from poolside days begin to fade, families across the Yakima Valley know what it means: it’s time to send the kids back to school…. Read more »

How Social Media Impacts Your Personal Injury Claim

The impact of social media is widespread and far-reaching.  Top social media sites include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. In 2018, there were 243,600,000 social media users in the United States alone.  That’s right…more than 243 million!  Most of you reading this have an account on at least one of these sites. Social media… Read more »

How Listening Makes All the Difference in Your PI Case

We really listen to our clients.  Here’s why that makes ALL THE difference.  Abeyta Nelson Injury Law recently represented a young woman who was struck by a vehicle as she crossed a street near her college campus in Seattle. Prior to hiring Abeyta Nelson Injury Law, she had been represented by two other lawyers at… Read more »

Another Smoky Summer? Protecting Your Assets During Wildfire Season

Wildfires are now common in Washington starting as early as April and extending through mid-October.  Many firefighters were surprised when over 50 wildfires broke out this year in March in typically wet western Washington. Although many of the fires are on public land, our state is experiencing more fires that also burn private property. More… Read more »

Reducing Your Risk in a Motorcycle Accident | Washington Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

At long last the snow is gone, there’s green grass, and temperatures are warming.  This is the time that many Valley residents think about getting on that motorcycle and hitting the open roads.  You’ve tuned your bike, have your full leathers and helmet on, and you’re ready to go!  But wait, you’re not ready unless you… Read more »

Do you have full auto insurance coverage? Not without UIM or PIP

Television advertising about car insurance is downright misleading. Progressive Insurance advertises a gimmick called “Name Your Own Price.” GEICO advertises that “15 Minutes Could Save You 15 Percent.” Liberty Mutual encourages potential clients to “Only Pay for What You Need.” These slogans are designed to sell more insurance, not give people information important to making… Read more »

Abeyta Nelson Injury Law Welcomes Attorney Brett Goodman

Abeyta Nelson Injury Law is pleased to welcome Brett Goodman as the newest attorney in the firm, where he will assist in a range of cases, including auto accidents and personal injury. “We are delighted to have Brett join our team at Abeyta Nelson Injury Law,” said Terry Abeyta, law firm founder and senior partner. … Read more »

Is Your Senior Suffering From Neglect? | Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

Due in part to the sheer number of people in the Baby Boomer generation, elder care has become big business.  Choosing the right facility, affording the right facility, and making complicated decisions for loved ones can be overwhelming.  We want to trust that our loved one will enjoy good quality of life in a nursing… Read more »

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney

If you’ve been injured and need to make a claim against an insurance company for your injuries, you probably need a lawyer to help you.  If you are like most people, you’ve never made an injury claim against an insurance company and probably are unsure how to go about choosing the best lawyer for your… Read more »

Protecting Kids from Concussion | David Abeyta

As a society, we have become more and more aware of the danger posed by concussions.  But did you know that Washington was at the forefront of protecting young athletes from the dangers of multiple concussions?  In 2009, Washington state Governor Christine Gregoire signed into law the toughest “return-to-play” law in the country — The Zackery… Read more »

Meet Maggie Lund: Yakima’s Newest Personal Injury Attorney

Although Maggie Lund, Abeyta Nelson’s newest attorney, was raised in Woodinville and Mercer Island, she began imagining what life would be like east of the Cascades when attending college at Washington State University.  “I loved Pullman,” said Maggie.  After taking 2 years post-college to consider her academic and professional goals, Maggie was accepted at Seattle… Read more »

Making Your Home ‘Holiday Safe’ | Yakima Personal Injury Attorneys

It’s true what they say: there’s no place like home.  It’s also true that unique risks exist, even in our own homes.  Studies show that dangers in the home account for 20,000 deaths, 7 million disabling injuries, and 20 million hospital trips in the U.S. every year. In Washington, a social guest is legally classified as a… Read more »

Be Aware: Bicycle Injuries Are On The Rise | Yakima Bike Attorneys

As I look back on my childhood, there was nothing more freeing than riding a bicycle. I can still close my eyes and remember the day the training wheels came off, and it was time to learn to ride solo (see photo at right). With the air flowing past, I cruised down my family’s driveway,… Read more »

Terry Abeyta Honored as Yakima Valley College 2018 Distinguished Alumnus

Founding partner Terry Abeyta was recently selected as the Yakima Valley College 2018 Distinguished Alumnus at its 89th annual commencement in the Yakima Valley SunDome on June 15, 2018. Born and raised in Yakima, Terry attended YVC from 1969-1971 where he had some of the best teachers of his education. He benefited from outstanding teachers… Read more »

If You Have a Personal Injury Claim, It May Be Best to Wait to File Bankruptcy

If you’ve been injured and believe you have a personal injury claim, you shouldn’t file a bankruptcy without first having a thorough discussion with a personal injury attorney. You could lose a large portion of your claim in bankruptcy. A personal injury claim is treated as an asset in a bankruptcy, just like a house,… Read more »

Protect Your Family From Traumatic Brain Injury | Washington Injury Lawyers

Traumatic Brain Injuries are a silent epidemic in the Yakima Valley, throughout the state, and across the nation. As March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, we at Abeyta Nelson Injury Law want to spotlight this “silent injury” by raising public awareness of an injury which much of the time goes undetected and untreated. An estimated… Read more »

Why Your Personal Injury Case Likely Won’t End Up in Court | David Abeyta

I am often asked: “Is my case going to end up in court?” This is typically one of the first questions I hear at an initial conference with someone who has been injured in a car crash. There is a common misconception that all injury claims end up in court, and ultimately at trial. Many… Read more »