How Has COVID-19 Changed Personal Injury Law?

COVID-19 has changed everything over the past three months. Too many people have gotten sick, been hospitalized with life-threatening respiratory symptoms or have died.  Several local businesses have closed and others are in danger of going out of business.  Many people are unemployed.  Our economy has taken a big hit. One thing that hasn’t changed,… Read more »

Are Bounce Houses Safe?

Last May, five teenagers were injured at Zillah High School after a bounce house flew into the sky with a gust of wind. At least one student was critically injured and airlifted to a nearby hospital. This news was shocking to most people, as bounce houses are often associated with good-hearted fun. Inflatable attractions like… Read more »

How to Handle a Parking Lot Car Accident

We spend plenty of time in them, yet people seem to forget that the rules of the road do not necessarily apply in a parking lot car accident. Indeed, the Revised Code of Washington Section 46.61, et seq. (titled “Rules of the Road”) states that the chapter specifically applies “exclusively to the operation of vehicles… Read more »

Don’t Wait to File Accident or Injury Claims

The rock band Chicago famously sang “Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?”  At Abeyta Nelson part of our job is to pay close attention to time limitations on accident or injury claims. If appropriate legal steps are not taken within the parameters set forth by statute, claims can be… Read more »

Abeyta Nelson Offers Remote Services During COVID-19 Epidemic

Abeyta Nelson Injury Law is proud of our nearly 40 years of practice in the Yakima Valley, and we are especially grateful for your business in times as trying as these. We know that even during a national state of emergency, personal legal issues don’t go away. Abeyta Nelson attorneys are still here for you… Read more »

Abeyta Nelson Settles Record-Setting $6.25 M Car Crash Case

A person’s life can be turned upside down in a single moment. Our 46-year-old client, Shawn Clary, lives on a small acreage near Eltopia, a small town outside of Pasco, Washington, with his wife of 16 years and their teenage son. He had worked as a journeyman electrician in The Tri-Cities for 12 years. His… Read more »

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 »