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 »

Abeyta Nelson Injury Law Recovers $2.5 M for Farm Worker in Truck Accident

On a typical work day morning, our client, a young farm worker, was driving from his home in the Lower Yakima Valley to the farm where he had worked for the past 10 years.  As he approached the farm, our client stopped his vehicle, waiting to turn into his place of work. Suddenly, his vehicle… Read more »

Clear Your Sidewalks, Avoid Winter Slip and Fall Accidents

It’s the new year, and January is well underway – which means it’s the perfect time to think about snow and ice on the sidewalks of your property, both residential and commercial.  It’s no surprise that slip and fall accidents occur most frequently in winter months, so be diligent in checking and clearing sidewalks and… Read more »

Abeyta Nelson Injury Law Voted Best Law Firm by Yakima Readers

During 2017, Abeyta Nelson Injury Law was honored to have been voted Best Law Firm, Best Personal Injury Law Firm, and Best Attorney by readers of the Yakima Herald-Republic  and Yakima Valley Business Times newspapers. On September 26, the staff of the Yakima Herald-Republic newspaper hosted a well-attended awards celebration at Yakima’s downtown 4th Street Theatre to announce the… Read more »

Gap Insurance: It’s Peace of Mind for Car Accident Victims

You’ve probably seen the car insurance TV commercials where the unfortunate victim of an automobile collision says their insurance company will only pay for “three quarters of their car” after it was destroyed in an accident.  In our experience, it’s not a question of choosing the wrong insurance company – it’s failure to have the… Read more »

Can I Still Drink Coffee While Driving? Washington’s Distracted Driving Law

According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, fatalities from distracted driving increased 32% from 2014 to 2015. Studies have shown that driving while using a cell phone is more dangerous than driving drunk with a .08 blood alcohol level. Due to the increase of car crashes as the result of driver distraction, Washington state recently… Read more »

Top Three Causes of Car Accidents | Yakima Car Accident Attorneys

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, (NHTSA), car accidents occur every 10 seconds in the United States. Sadly, every 12 minutes, someone in the United States will die in a car crash. According to NHTSA, the leading cause of death among people age three to 33 is car accidents. When you take a… Read more »

Giving Back: Why Abeyta Nelson Supports United Way

Abeyta Nelson Injury Law is proud to be a long-time supporter of United Way of Central Washington.  We were honored to be chosen for the Campaign Chair’s Award for the 2016-17 campaign. This award, chosen by Campaign Co-Chairs David and Amanda McKinney, is given in recognition of outstanding contribution to United Way’s efforts to raise… Read more »

A Client’s Safety Message: Preventing Motorcycle Accidents in Ellensburg

It’s a beautiful day in Central Washington – why not spend the afternoon on a motorcycle? Before you head out, read our Ellensburg client’s message about motorcycle safety. Many motorcycle enthusiasts claim it’s the wind in their hair, the sense of freedom and the independence they feel that compels them to ride again and again.  Despite… Read more »

Understanding Boating Accidents in Washington | Yakima Boating Accident Attorneys

Across the state of Washington, summertime for most boat owners means it’s time to enjoy the sunny weather and water. Unfortunately, most Washington boat operators don’t think about taking precautions against boating accidents until it’s too late. Here’s some information all boat owners and operators should be aware of in order to avoid boating accidents… Read more »

Preventing an ATV Injury

Seattle Seahawks fans have likely heard that rookie Malik McDowell suffered a concussion and facial lacerations as the result of an ATV injury a few weeks ago.  Thankfully, reports indicated that he’s expected to fully recover and has already reported to Seahawks pre-season training camp.  “Although not life-threatening, McDowell’s ATV injury highlights the dangers inherent in… Read more »

Terry Abeyta, David Abeyta Honored by Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers

The Yakima Herald-Republic recently featured attorneys Terry Abeyta and David Abeyta for outstanding work in the field of personal injury law. Terry Abeyta has been honored by The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, and David Abeyta has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star. Attorney Terry Abeyta has been named to The… Read more »

Preparing for Washington Wildfire Season | Yakima Wildland Fire Attorneys

It’s summer in Central Washington, and wildfire season has begun.  In 2016, nearly 500,000 acres burned as a result of wildland fires in Washington and Oregon.  The cost of wildfire suppression last year totaled over $1.6 million, but the damage to forests, wildlands, fencing, and structures far exceeded this amount. Though there were a few… Read more »