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Personal Injury Attorneys in Sunnyside, WA

If you’ve been injured in Sunnyside, Washington, our experienced personal injury attorneys are ready to help.

If You’ve Been Injured in Sunnyside, Our Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys Are Ready to Help You Today

Finding the right Sunnyside car accident attorney can be a challenge. We know the overwhelming medical, financial, family, and legal pressures facing you and your loved ones after a Yakima Valley car accident or serious personal injury. Abeyta Nelson car accident lawyers stand ready to help your family, serving Sunnyside with a combined 100 years of legal expertise devoted to every case, and offering accident victims the highest level of legal representation.

At Abeyta Nelson, our Sunnyside personal injury lawyers understand that no two clients are the same, and that’s why we listen carefully to the unique details of your story. From your first phone call to our law firm, you’ll talk with a real person who cares about what you’re going through. If you choose to hire our firm, an experienced personal injury attorney will listen to you, answer your questions and put you at ease. Our entire legal team takes the time to understand your concerns, and communicate with you as your case progresses. We pledge to give you the best legal advice possible. And most of all, we promise to take the pressure of the claims process off you so you can get better, and get on with your life.


Sunnyside Personal Injury
  1. How Do I Know if I Should Hire a Sunnyside Personal Attorney Lawyer?
  2. We’ve settled the largest cases in Central Washington
  3. What Should I Do After a Central Washington Car Accident?
  4. Cases Our Sunnyside Personal Injury Lawyers Handle at Abeyta Nelson Injury Law
  5. Why Should I Choose Abeyta Nelson for My Personal Injury Claim in Sunnyside, WA?
  6. Abeyta Nelson Personal Injury Counsel Case Results in Sunnyside, WA
  7. Contact a Sunnyside Personal Injury Attorney to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation


How Do I Know if I Should Hire a Sunnyside Personal Attorney Lawyer?

A serious accident leaves many accident victims and their families overwhelmed, emotional, and traumatized. You may not feel like talking with anyone outside your family, let alone a lawyer. But this is exactly the time to contact a qualified Sunnyside personal injury attorney like those at Abeyta Nelson Injury Law for a free consultation. Our law group will assist you with getting your car repaired or paid for, and also help in getting your medical bills processed. We also advise you regarding different medical treatment options and assist you with gathering proper documentation about the auto accident.

Since Abeyta Nelson never charges any client or potential client to talk with an attorney during a free consultation, you have nothing to lose nothing by calling our office. If you do have a valid legal claim, our team of injury lawyers will begin immediately building a strong case for you. Don’t delay contacting Abeyta Nelson Injury Law until after you’ve been given a settlement offer from an insurance company, or for any other reason. Hiring an attorney with a proven track record is absolutely essential in order to receive the compensation you truly deserve. Abeyta Nelson Injury Law handles injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is no fee to our clients – ever – unless we win your case.

If you need help beyond the personal injury legal services we provide, Abeyta Nelson uses our relationships in the Sunnyside medical and legal community, and all of Yakima County, to help point you in the right direction. Our staff will refer clients or potential clients to attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice, probate, DUI, criminal defense, estate planning, business law, real estate law, family law, or any number of other practice areas to help you solve legal issues best served by another law office.


We’ve Settled the Largest Cases in Central Washington

Abeyta Nelson is responsible for the largest settlements in the history of Central Washington – including Yakima, Kittitas, Grant, and Klickitat Counties – totaling more than $362 million over the last 40 years. These awards have helped injured people in Sunnyside and their families put their lives back together after a serious auto accident or injury, easing the financial strain of large medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs.

What Should I Do After a Central Washington Car Accident?

A serious personal injury or car accident in Yakima or Kittitas Counties can be scary, stressful, and even life-changing. if you are injured, follow these steps:


Assist the Injured.

If someone is seriously injured, call 911.


Get Medical Treatment.

Always get medical treatment from your nearest hospital, clinic, or Sunnyside doctor as soon as possible. Often, injuries that are not treated right away can become worse, so don’t ever delay evaluation and medical care.


Request a Police Report and Investigation.

If you’re in an accident that is not your fault and there are no witnesses who saw the car accident, call the police. If you do not request a police investigation, you may seriously damage your chances of obtaining full compensation, or worse, be blamed for an auto accident that is not your fault.


Don’t Move Your Vehicle.

The most important evidence a police officer has for determining fault after a car crash is the position of both vehicles. Leave your car in the same position that it came to rest after the accident, and ask the other driver not to move his or her vehicle until the police arrive. Always take photos of the scene directly following the accident, including damage to your car and the other vehicle involved.


Tell the Police Officer If You’re Injured.

Let the officer know immediately if you have any injuries or pain, whether minor or serious. Often, even the smallest symptoms can worsen after you leave the scene of the accident. Failing to mention injuries at the scene may hurt your chances of getting an accurate evaluation of the accident by an insurance adjuster.


Get Witness Information.

Independent witnesses of an accident are key in proving fault. If a third party was present and observed your car accident, get their name, address, and phone number before they leave the scene so they can assist in proving responsibility in your car accident or personal injury case.


File Your Accident Report in Sunnyside When Required by Law.

You are not required to file an auto accident report when a car accident is investigated by a law enforcement officer who files a report. However, if you disagree with the details reported by an officer, you may file your own report. File your report within four days of the accident with the Washington State Patrol in Olympia. Keep a copy of the report for your own records.


Don’t Try to Settle Your Own Claim.

If you accept a settlement for injury without seeking legal representation, it may not fully or fairly compensate you for your injuries and damages. Once a personal injury claim is settled, it can never be reopened. If your injury requires follow-up medical attention (pain injections, physical therapy, or other treatment), it’s important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to make sure that you receive the compensation that is due to you. This amount will usually be much more than will be offered in settlement by an insurance adjuster, even after attorney’s fees are paid. Abeyta Nelson Injury Law handles injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is no fee to you at all unless you win your case.


Don’t Give a Statement or Sign Anything If Asked by the Other Driver’s Insurance Adjuster

Whether or not you hire a personal injury attorney, you should avoid giving a statement to an insurance adjuster for the other driver in the accident, because what you say may negatively impact your claim.

If the adjuster asks you for a recorded or written (signed) statement or asks you to sign documents, refuse. Tell him or her that you’ve hired an attorney and then direct the insurance agent to talk with your law firm. In addition, don’t sign a medical or employment records authorization for the other driver’s insurance company. Doing so will allow the adjuster access to your private medical records and bills, as well as permission to talk with, or even meet with, your doctor.


Report Your Loss to Your Own Insurance Company

Immediately report the accident to your own insurance company. Request that a Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claim be opened to allow your medical bills to be paid in a timely manner. In addition, sign a medical authorization for your own insurance company if making a PIP claim. Always keep a signed copy of the PIP application and authorizations, and tell your company not to provide any medical or other information to the other driver’s insurer without your consent.

Cases Our Sunnyside Personal Injury Lawyers Handle at Abeyta Nelson Injury Law

Experienced Washington state car accident attorneys like those at Abeyta Nelson Injury Law make all the difference where it matters most: how you’re treated throughout your case, and in the financial amount recovered at the end of your case.

Whether it’s a personal injury case involving a car accident, a truck accident, or motorcycle accident, our personal injury law firm understands how to deal with insurance claims adjusters and insurance companies. Abeyta Nelson attorneys also bring their combined 100 years of experience to cases involving uninsured motorists, wrongful death, falls and dog bites, as well as sexual abuse, school, and nursing home injuries, and spine and brain injury cases. The goal of our law group is to provide the highest caliber of legal services by ensuring our clients are fully and fairly compensated for all their losses. We’ll file legal action and take your claim to state or federal court if the insurance company fails to pay your car accident claim in a fair and timely manner.


Car Accidents

If you were involved in a car accident in Yakima County and have questions about your rights, contact our experienced automobile accident attorneys right away so we can offer you a free consultation and legal advice regarding your case. Increasingly, car accidents in Sunnyside, Washington are caused by DUI (driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol), distracted driving, or reckless driving due to excessive speed. Although some of these cases require criminal defense, others require the expertise of an experienced personal injury attorney. Let Abeyta Nelson Injury Law put our combined 100 years of experience to work for you to resolve your car accident case.


Truck Accidents

It is estimated that 70% of all U.S. products reach their destination via large semi-trucks. With an explosion in demand for goods as a result of COVID-19 and the relatively recent phenomenon of 1 or 2-day shipping, the trucking industry is booming. With this increase in demand for products, the industry is scrambling like never before to quickly hire drivers to fill trucking positions, and this has resulted in an increasing number of truck accidents caused by careless, inexperienced, and exhausted drivers. Additionally, the size and weight of large trucks, tire and brake failure issues and the complexity of operating such vehicles have all contributed to an increase in trucking accidents and fatalities. Abeyta Nelson holds wrongdoers on the road accountable for their negligence, and for your injuries. Contact Abeyta Nelson, Central Washington’s experienced personal injury law firm, if you or a loved one are seriously injured in a truck accident.


Motorcycle Accidents

For many motorcycle enthusiasts, the thrill of riding on the open road greatly outweighs the risk of getting in an accident. But the reality is that motorcycle riders are much more vulnerable to serious injury or fatalities than those riding in an enclosed vehicle like a car or truck. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 13 cars out of every 100,000 are involved in a fatal accident, while motorcycles have a fatality rate of 72 per 100,000. Controlling a motorcycle requires driving skills and balance that are not necessary when driving a car.

Additionally, the unique design of a motorcycle offers no protection to a rider if he or she falls off the bike at high speeds. That means that motorcycle accidents are more likely to result in severe injuries to the brain and spinal cord, or even death. The award-winning personal injury lawyers of Abeyta Nelson bring a combined 100 years of experience to every motorcycle accident case. If you or a loved one are seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, contact us today for a free consultation.


Uninsured Motorist

Most of us assume if we’re involved in a Sunnyside car accident, our car insurance and the insurance on the other driver’s vehicle will pay for any medical expenses or vehicle damage. But this assumption could not be further from the truth. Although the state of Washington requires that drivers insure their vehicles, many do not have adequate insurance to fully compensate an accident victim if they get into an accident, or they have no insurance on their vehicle at all. Uninsured or underinsured motorists are a frequent occurrence, and some estimate that as many as half of the cars on Central Washington roads are uninsured.

That’s why it’s critical to purchase Underinsured Motorist (UIM) car insurance coverage if you experience an injury caused by a driver who is uninsured or underinsured. UIM covers you, members of your household, and others riding in your car against damages caused by an uninsured or underinsured motorist. Abeyta Nelson Injury Law is ready to provide free consultation and legal advice regarding this complex area of personal injury law in Washington state. Contact us regarding your UIM claim today.


Wrongful Death

The death of a loved one is a painful trauma that is often hard to describe. But the death of a loved one due to the negligence of another can make that loss even more profound for the family members left to endure the loss. Wrongful death can happen as a result of accidents relating to a car accident caused by a drunk driver, a semi-truck traveling at speeds inappropriate for road conditions, an unsafe environment in the workplace, a defective product, such as an unsecured dresser falling on a child, or a distracted driver striking a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Abeyta Nelson Injury Law has handled hundreds of wrongful death cases in Washington state. We’ll walk with you through your case every step of the way, and provide the legal expertise and emotional support you need during this difficult time. Call us today for a free consultation and legal advice regarding your wrongful death case.



Slip and fall accidents represent the leading cause of hospital emergency room visits in Sunnyside, Washington, and across the United States. Snow and ice can increase the chance of slipping and falling in driveways, parking lots, and on sidewalks – but falls can happen any time of the year, either at home or away. If you fall on someone else’s property, there are additional steps to take immediately when you’re away from home to get proper medical treatment and documentation of the injury. Contact the accident injury lawyers of Abeyta Nelson for a free consultation about your case.


Dog Bites

What would you do if you were a victim of a dog bite or other animal attack? Though you may think it’s unlikely to happen, approximately 1 in 5 people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs each year. A dog bite can be serious and can cause long-term emotional and physical harm to accident victims. The WA personal injury lawyers of Abeyta Nelson Injury Law are ready to provide legal advice for you in this complex area of law.


Why Should I Choose Abeyta Nelson for My Personal Injury Claim in Sunnyside, WA?

Founded 40 years ago, Abeyta Nelson Injury Law is the most experienced personal injury law firm in Central Washington. With local offices in Yakima, Ellensburg, and Sunnyside, we’re nationally recognized and have won more awards than any other personal injury law firm in our region. In 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021, our firm was named both “Best Law Firm” and “Best Personal Injury Law Firm” by readers of the Yakima Herald-Republic and the Yakima Valley Business Times. And we’ve won the largest personal injury cases for our clients. We’re proud to have earned the reputation as the personal injury law firm you’d recommend to your family and close friends.

Although the majority of our cases are settled through negotiation, without a lawsuit, we are experts in negotiations or in the courtroom, ready to take your case to court to secure your rights. Whether in the courtroom or the conference room, Abeyta Nelson attorneys maintain an uncompromising commitment to our clients by supporting each case with a combined total of 100 years of experience.

Our experience, expertise, and award-winning track record set Abeyta Nelson apart from other personal injury law firms. Since 2000, Abeyta Nelson is the only Central Washington personal injury law firm with two lawyers, Terry Abeyta and Rod Nelson, who have been named as Super Lawyers™ by their peers. Abeyta Nelson has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, AV Preeminent, for outstanding legal ethics and abilities.

In addition, Abeyta Nelson has been recognized as Best Personal Injury Law Firm and Best Attorney in Yakima County, named to The Best Lawyers in America, American Board of Trial Advocates, Damage Attorneys Round Table, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Top 100 Lawyers by Washington Law and Politics Magazine, “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News and World Report, and Law Dragon’s 500 Leading Plaintiff’s Lawyers in America. Abeyta Nelson lawyers are highly ranked by AVVO, an independent online lawyer rating system. Terry Abeyta has been named to the Top 100 National Trial Lawyers list. In 2014, David Abeyta received the New Attorney of the Year award from the Washington State Association for Justice. No other Central Washington personal injury law firm can compare with this list of honors.

Attorneys You Can Trust

Rodney K. Nelson Attorney
Rodney K. Nelson
Terry P. Abeyta Attorney
Terry P. Abeyta
David P. Abeyta Attorney
David P. Abeyta
James M. Boyer Attorney
James Boyer
Devon R. Nikfard Attorney
Devon R. Nikfard

Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you were injured due to the fault of someone else, contact us as soon as possible. Insurance claims adjustors often take advantage of people who don’t have an attorney.
do i have a personal injury case
Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?
Every client’s situation is different. At Abeyta Nelson Injury Law, we take our time to listen to the unique details of your personal injury to determine if you have a case.
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Why Abeyta Nelson
Founded 40 years ago, Abeyta Nelson Injury Law is the most experienced personal injury law firm in Central Washington. With local offices in Yakima, Ellensburg, and Sunnyside, we’re nationally recognized, and have won more awards than any other personal injury law firm in our region.

Abeyta Nelson Personal Injury Counsel Case Results in Sunnyside, WA

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  • $6.9M

    The largest settlement in Yakima County history settled by Abeyta Nelson on behalf of a 5-month-old girl who sustained a brain injury in a fall from 60-year-old bleachers which violated building code at Toppenish High School

  • $1.62M

    The largest ever underinsured motorist arbitration award on a personal injury case in Yakima County settled on behalf of a Yakima woman who sustained back and other injuries in a single-vehicle accident

  • $556,331

    settlement for accidental death of 51-year-old farm laborer in car accident

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Award Winning

Abeyta Nelson was voted Central Washington’s Best Personal Injury Law Firm (Readers’ Choice Awards) in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, as well as Best Attorney (Best in the Valley Awards) in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
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  • Lawdragon Hall of Fame 2024
  • Best of the Valley 2023
  • Best Law Firms Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs 2024
  • Calling Abeyta Nelson was the best move that I made.
    Julie Poppoff - Car Accident Case
  • Right off the bat you feel like all of your worries are taken care of now.
    Hal Mason - Near-Fatal Chest Injury
  • They listened to me. It showed that they cared.
    Teresa Sanchez - Traumatic Brain Injury Case

Contact a Sunnyside Personal Injury Attorney to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation

Contact the law offices of Abeyta Nelson Injury Law today to set up a visit at our Sunnyside office location at 2590 Yakima Valley Highway, Suite 2, Sunnyside, WA 98944, or call phone numbe (509) 839-1588 ffor a free consultation with our personal injury attorneys.

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