Category: News and Events

The Hidden Dangers of Bike Paths (part 3 of 4)

As the rails to trails program increases in our country, we are seeing more and more bike paths. These provide a much safer location for biking because they are removed from traffic. However, bike paths have their own dangers. Collisions with on-coming cyclists or pedestrians on bike paths can result in serious injuries. First, control… Read more »

David Abeyta Named Outstanding New Member by State Trial Lawyers

Attorney David Abeyta was awarded the “Ready to Soar” award for the outstanding new member at the annual convention of the Washington Association for Justice at its 2014 convention in Stevenson, Washington. This award is made by the statewide association of trial lawyers to a member in practice less than five years who has demonstrated… Read more »

See and Be Seen When Biking on Roadways (part 2 of 4)

The legislature has passed several laws in Washington State regarding cycling on highways. First and foremost, cyclists are subject to the same rules and regulations that apply to automobiles. Cyclists are subject to traffic infractions for failure to comply with rules of the road. (RCW 46.61.750 and .755). Stopping at stop signs and red lights… Read more »

Don’t Leave Home Without It: Bike Helmet Safety (part 1 of 4)

Bicycle riding is increasing substantially in the United States, and provides good recreation and exercise. Also, with rising fuel costs, many people are turning to cycling as a way to commute to work. Cycling, particularly in traffic, carries certain risks. According to NHTSA and DOT statistics, 726 cyclists died in traffic in 2011 and another… Read more »

Abeyta and Nelson named Super Lawyers for 2014

Washington Law & Politics Magazine has named attorneys Terry Abeyta (left) and Rod Nelson (right) as Super Lawyers for 2014. This is the 14th consecutive year Abeyta has been named to the list, and the 13th year in a row for Nelson. Only 5 percent of the more than 30,000 attorneys in the state were… Read more »

Distracted Driving an Increasing Threat on Washington Roadways

Auto manufacturers are increasingly producing safer and safer cars. However, no amount of safety features can guard against distracted drivers. How many of us have driven in the last week and saw someone looking down at their phone while driving? Eating while driving? Applying makeup while driving? Or, unbelievably, shaving while driving? Yes, people do… Read more »

‘Risky Case’ Resolved for Victim of Fall

It was a dark October night when Brooke Creswell, former conductor of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra tripped in an unlit parking lot in front of an Ellensburg Nursing home. Unable to brace his fall, Brooke sustained multiple broken bones in his face. Following surgery at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and 6 weeks of recovery,… Read more »

The Importance of Youth Sports

As a kid growing up in the Yakima Valley, I played youth sports. When I wasn’t at practice, I was with friends playing “dunk” basketball, wiffle baseball, or “touch” football, which really never seemed to work out that way. Sports were what I did for fun, or at least that’s what I thought. Perhaps my… Read more »

Do Attorney Awards Really Matter?

Attorney Terry Abeyta has recently been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This is the 12th year in a row he has been included on the Best Lawyers list. Mr. Abeyta is the only plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer from Central Washington named to this exclusive listing of less… Read more »

David Abeyta Elected to WSAJ Board of Governors

Abeyta Nelson congratulates attorney David Abeyta, who has been elected to the board of governors of the Washington State Association for Justice. WSAJ is made up of more than 3,000 attorneys statewide who represent people who have been injured due to the fault of others. Abeyta, who has practiced at Abeyta Nelson Injury Law since… Read more »

Abeyta and Nelson endorsed by Super Lawyers for 13th Year in a Row

Terry Abeyta and Rod Nelson have been named 2013 Super Lawyers by Washington Law & Politics Magazine. Abeyta Nelson is the only plaintiff’s personal injury firm in Central Washington with two Super Lawyers. This designation is granted to only 5 percent of the more than 30,000 attorneys in the state. “Rod and I are honored… Read more »