Category: Auto Truck and Motorcycle Accidents

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Making the Hard Calls Makes all the Difference

Many so-called “personal injury attorneys” are afraid to make the hard decision and recommend that a client try their case, rather than accepting the final offer from the insurance company. That’s not the case at Abeyta Nelson Injury Law. We represented a very nice 75 year “young” Wapato woman who suffered a significant back injury… Read more »

Ready to Road Trip?

May is the time of year we say goodbye to the school year routine and make plans for summer fun. For most Americans, that means time on the road to get to favorite vacation spots. Before you eagerly jump in your car, however, Abeyta Nelson offers these 6 tips for a safe and accident-free road… Read more »

Settling a Personal Injury Case

When bringing a lawsuit, there are two ways that it can be resolved: in court or out of court. Resolving a lawsuit out of court is called settling because the parties involved decide to independently solve (or “settle”) the conflict between them, rather than having a court impose an outcome. When deciding whether or not… Read more »

What to Do if You Were Uninsured at the Time of a Car Accident

If you were not insured at the time of a car accident, your legal rights will unfortunately be limited. You will have fewer options to recover for damages suffered and less protection from claims filed against you. These consequences will be more or less severe depending on your situation. There are four main scenarios for… Read more »

Types of Damages that Can Be Recovered in a Personal Injury Suit

When recovering from a personal injury suit, it can be challenging to understand how and why a particular amount of money is awarded. The money that is awarded is known as “damages.” There are several different types of damages that a plaintiff (the party bringing the suit) can be awarded. Medical damages can be awarded… Read more »

What to Expect for Your First Meeting with a Personal Injury Attorney

Having an initial consultative meeting with a personal injury attorney can make some people feel nervous. Many people don’t know what to expect, and are unsure of how (or if) to prepare for the meeting. However, there is nothing to be afraid of at an initial consultative meeting. At Abeyta Nelson, for example, the initial… Read more »