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 »

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 »