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 »

Protect Yourself in 2017: Buy an Umbrella

A little known, cost effective way of protecting your family and your assets is an umbrella insurance policy.  It works to add an extra layer of coverage should you cause a serious injury to someone who later brings a claim against you.  Some policies may also provide an extra layer of underinsured motorist coverage which protects you… Read more »

Abeyta Nelson Helps Client Noelle Pratte Recover from Serious Fall

Abeyta Nelson Injury Law client Noelle Pratte suffered a brain injury and required months of therapy after she fell from a deck without a safety rail.  Having previously sought legal help without results, Noelle finally found Abeyta Nelson, who listened to her, took her case, and fought for her rights. Noelle was very impressed by… Read more »

Artist, Author and Client Dick Paetzke Recovers with Help from Abeyta Nelson

Dick Paetzke was on his way to work when his scooter collided with a car, sending him skidding along the pavement.  Dick’s injuries were extensive, and he faced a grueling recovery.  Laying in his hospital bed, Dick knew he needed guidance from a medical, financial and legal perspective and decided to take action.  Abeyta Nelson… Read more »

Riding the Open Road Poses Unique Risks

Motorcycles today are a popular form of travel for those wanting to experience the “open road.” This is especially true in the Yakima Valley and Central Washington. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were over 8.4 million motorcycles on the road in 2013. The increased number of motorcycles means an increased… Read more »

A Personal Approach to Personal Injury

By now, you know our slogan. At Abeyta Nelson, “we take your injury personally.” But, what does that mean? Unlike most other personal injury law firms, the attorneys at Abeyta Nelson will spend time with you. When you first call Abeyta Nelson, our experienced staff will gather the information needed by the attorney to have… Read more »

Legal Assistant Evolves with Technology Over 22 Year Career

Sherry Fortner grew up in Yakima and Goldendale, WA, earning a B.A. from Washington State University. Sherry worked for one law firm before joining Abeyta Nelson in 1993. “The way we practiced then was completely different than the way we practice now,” Sherry said, recalling the days she used DOS (before Microsoft Windows), using a… Read more »