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 »

Truck Accidents Increasing, Drive Safely | Yakima Truck Accident Attorneys

Big trucks on our highways create the potential for big truck accidents.  Semi-trucks pulling long trailers are filling our nation’s roadway system as we head into the busy summer driving months. Just the size and weight alone of these “big rigs” create the potential for severe injuries and death due to a truck accident.  Many… Read more »

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 »

Drive Safely, Avoid Snoqualmie Pass Car Accidents | Personal Injury Attorney

Memorial Day is quickly approaching, and for many of us this 3-day weekend unofficially kicks off summer travel and outdoor recreation.  Tomorrow, thousands of Washingtonians will load up their SUVs, trucks and trailers and head over Snoqualmie Pass on Interstate 90, most traveling eastbound from the Seattle area to take advantage of warmer weather in… Read more »

Is Your Business Cyberinsurance Safe?

We’ve all heard about cyber-attacks: whether it’s a retail store suffering a data breach, causing thousands of consumers’ personal information to be leaked, or Russia hacking into e-mails to influence an election, there seems to be a different event in the news all the time. But what can you do to protect your business? Cybersecurity,… Read more »

Don’t Waive Auto Insurance: Advice from a Yakima Personal Injury Attorney

Being involved in an accident is bad. Being involved with a driver who doesn’t have any insurance–or not enough insurance–is worse. Sadly, we receive calls every week from people who have waived the only coverage that will provide any help to them when they’re involved in a collision with an uninsured/underinsured driver.  It’s hard to… 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 »