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Eric Steven Nelson

Slip and fall accident Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   43 reviews

Licensed for 30 years

About Eric

Learn Eric’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Slip and fall accident
    20%
    Sidewalks, crosswalks, walkways, businesses, parking lots, snow & ice, stairs, etc.

    31 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Car accident
    15%
    Car, truck, semi, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian, scooter, etc.

    31 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Personal injury
    15%
    All personal injury cases, including motor vehicle collisions, slip and fall incidents, trip and fall incidents, medical malpractice, dog-bite, construction site incidents, etc.

    31 years, 3,000 cases

  4. Motorcycle accident
    10%

    31 years, 200 cases

  5. Spinal cord injury
    10%

    31 years, 1,000 cases

  6. Animal and dog bites
    5%

    31 years, 100 cases

  7. Birth injury
    5%

    31 years, 25 cases

  8. Brain injury
    5%

    31 years, 100 cases

  9. Defective and dangerous products
    5%

    31 years, 50 cases

  10. Medical malpractice
    5%

    31 years, 100 cases

  11. Wrongful death
    5%

    31 years, 25 cases

ERIC NELSON HAS 27 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE HANDLING PERSONAL INJURY CASES. CALL FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.

Eric Nelson was born and raised in Seattle (Capitol Hill neighborhood) and attended O'Dea High School. After graduating from the University of Washington in 1988, Eric obtained his law degree, with honors (cum laude), from Pepperdine University Law School in 1992. He began his legal career in 1992 by forming the law firm of Nelson & Associates, P.S. with his father, Richard Nelson. 

Although Eric practiced in a variety of legal fields early in his career, he quickly determined that his passion was representing those that have been injured and disadvantaged. As a result, he began focusing his law practice on personal injury. In 2006, Eric was named a "Rising Star Super Lawyer" by the Washington Law & Politics Magazine. Since that time, he has been named as a "SuperLawyer" by his peers and the Washington Law & Politics Magazine in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He has since been named a Top 100 Civil Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. 

In March of 2008, Eric formed the personal injury law firm of Nelson & Johnson, PLLC. Eric enjoyed great success representing injured parties while practicing at Nelson & Johnson, PLLC.

In 2015, Eric formed his current firm of Nelson Injury Law, PLLC. Through Nelson Injury Law, PLLC, Eric continues to dedicate his practice to helping out people that have been injured by others' negligence and wrongdoing. 

Eric is licensed to practice law in Washington State and the United States District Court, Western District of Washington.  He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, King County Bar Association and the Washington State Association for Justice (Eagle Member).  Eric has also been appointed on numerous occasions to act as a Civil Arbitrator in personal injury cases for the King County Superior Court.

 

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Nelson Injury Law
Eric S. Nelson
3909 California Ave SW, Suite 204, Seattle WA 98116
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Licensed for 30 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/25/2022

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Nelson Injury Law, PLLC

Reviews

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Posted by Yen | October 13, 2022
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Great attorney
I am very grateful for the help I always receive from Eric. Eric and the team are always there when I need the service and as always the service exceeds my expectations. At any time I need them they are always available to help quickly and a high level of professionalism. Strongly recommend!
Posted by Linda | September 9, 2022
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Retired
Two years ago Eric Nelson represented me in a trip-and-fall accident with the City of Olympia, Thurston County. The fall caused multiple injuries including, but not limited to, a broken knee, needing a complete hip replacement to a severe disruption in my life that has altered my life. Eric Nelson handled my case with complete professionalism and kept me apprised on how things were progressing throughout this process. In summary, never hesitate to engage an out-of-town attorney - especially one in King County named Eric Nelson.
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Posted by Sharman | June 17, 2022
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Compassionate and dedicated
My mom had hired Eric as her attorney for a trip and fall injury before her untimely death. Eric was so very compassionate when he heard and ultimately took care of my family like he was working for my mom! He always communicated in a timely manner and worked so hard to get what was needed!
Posted by David | June 12, 2022
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Recommendation for Eric Nelson
Eric is superb. His office kept me informed on all matters. What's most important is that he's honest about everything. Eric gives the law a good name. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Margaret | December 20, 2021
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Fearless and prepared
Eric made everything look easy from day one until my case settled, with a much better outcome than I anticipated. I was referred to Eric after contacting several attorneys who told me they hated slip and falls. Eric was unintimidated, yet respected by the other side. This is exactly the kind of confident attorney you want. I know, I'm an attorney in a different field, and I am so grateful that he took my case.
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Posted by Deborah | December 10, 2021
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Personable and caring
Eric Nelson got the job done for me. From day one he was considerate and compassionate of my injury. He guided me when I needed a pick me up and the outcome was a lot more than I expected. Also his assistant Hillary was very very helpful and always answered back very quickly. For a scary situation they made me feel cared for. I highly recommend Nelson Injury Law.
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Posted by Jasmyn | October 13, 2021
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Look no further
Eric and his staff are amazing. Everyone is very knowledgeable and helpful. Eric has great communication with his clients and you never feel out of the loop or alone. Very thankful to have him and his staff on my side. They go above and beyond to make sure you understand everything and are alway available to answer any questions.
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Posted by Xander | October 5, 2021
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Motorcycle Crash
I was in a motorcycle crash where another driver was at fault and I did not have motorcycle insurance. The driver’s insurance company tried to blame me and began threatening/harassing me for money (over $10k). As recommended by a friend I went to Eric. With the evidence provided, Eric was able to prove that the driver was in fact at fault and that the insurance company owed me money. Shout out to Eric! Eric was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him to anyone needing a Lawyer related to personal injury.
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Posted by Ginni | August 27, 2021
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Eric Nelson has heart!
I had a slip n fall case in Seattle. Eric and his staff always made me feel like I mattered, not just a case. They had everything prepared for court if mediation failed. I would absolutely recommend them!
Posted by Tram | December 18, 2020
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Excellent Attorney
I was rear ended in a car accident and I reached out to Eric to be my attorney. I am happy I made the decision. Eric and his assistant Hillary were very responsive, supportive, informative when I had any concerns. I‘m grateful for his kindness and honesty from the beginning to the end. He absolutely went above and beyond to help me in my situation. This was my first time dealing with a car accident, but I was able to focus on recovering from the injuries thank to Eric's professional services. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Franklin | August 25, 2020
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Professional and patient
Eric gave me professional advice and legal help in my accident. He was super patient when we met the first time and take note carefully on all the details of the accident. And he also gave me very useful advice before I decided to work with him on my case. He was very responsive, kept great communications with me, and provide me with the most up to date information. With his help, my case was settled successfully during Covid-19 pandemic and I am very satisfied. Eric给了我专业的法律建议。在第一次见面免费咨询的时候,他记下了关于事故的详细笔记,在我决定跟他合作之前,他也毫无保留的给了我很多中肯的建议。他跟我及时沟通回复相当及时。在新冠疫情期间,他也没有耽误,成功的给我解决了案子,非常感谢。
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Posted by Audrey | August 4, 2020
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The Best In the Business
Eric Nelson and his team provided me with exceptional service after my car accident. Eric and team stayed in constant contact with me throughout the process. Included me on all decisions. Expeditiously returned calls or e-mails. Eric is an incredibly intelligent, persuasive and effective attorney and communicator. His integrity and ethics are beyond question. His business acumen is outstanding. His legal knowledge is second to none. I highly recommend Eric Nelson.
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Posted by Abgail | July 24, 2020
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Excellent
Eric went above and beyond for me. Made sure everything that needed to be done for me was there on my behalf
Posted by Romlah | June 12, 2020
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Excellent lawyer
I hired Mr Eric Nelson as my attorney to handle my case. He was doing fantastic job from beginning to the ends. I would like to thank you for your hard work.
Posted by Diana | May 27, 2020
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Excellent Attorney!!
I wasn’t looking for an attorney when Eric Nelson advised me to be safe and keep him in mind. After I was rear ended in a car accident it became clear I was going to need help for the best outcome. He took me under his wing and got it done. I‘m grateful for his kindness, honesty and determination to make it right. In the end he was the skilled leader of our team. He’s your guy. He’ll fight like an eagle for you. Eric Nelson is a gifted attorney.
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Posted by Taylor Barraza | April 22, 2020
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Amazing Experience
I was referred to Eric after being involved in a near fatal car accident in 2018. I suffered multiple injuries and there was significant damage to my vehicle. Both Eric and his paralegal Hillary were very caring and empathetic of my situation and handled the case quickly and professionally. They responded immediately to my emails and phone calls, and answered all of my questions throughout the process. My car was as good as new in less than a couple of weeks and I was reimbursed loss of use immediately. In the process I was also introduced to a great team of physicians who helped in my recovery. Eric fought tooth and nail with the insurance adjuster so that I was compensated to the extent that I was made whole again. I was very impressed with the service Eric and his team provided. Dealing with the repercussions of a car accident can be very stressful. I highly recommend Eric and his team if you find yourself in this scenario.
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Posted by Samantha | October 28, 2019
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One of a kind lawyer.
Eric is a knowledgeable, grounded, and very encouraging. He absolutely went above and beyond to help me in my situation. I really don't believe that I could've had a better lawyer.
Posted by Sandra | October 26, 2019
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Eric Nelson is awesome
Eric was able to help my daughter recoup some of her losses when she was in a car accident. We waited until there were literally only days left before the three-year statute of limitations was up. Eric was kind enough to take it on and he was able to get us 5 times as much as the insurance company was offering.
Posted by Dieshimain | July 29, 2019
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Car accident
Mr. Nelson treated me like family when I visited his office and delivered on all that he said he would if I get in another accident will be back for sure
Posted by Ken | April 24, 2019
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Super Lawyer
I retained Eric Nelson recently for a accident , Eric and his staff are Super Seasoned with law , Professional, Efficient and a Definite advocate for his clients , His overall understanding ,Technical abilities and Legal techniques are Top Notch, a very Friendy office and always a smile,
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner-Attorney
  • Nelson Injury Law, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Arbitrator (pro tem)
  • King County Superior Court Mandatory Arbitration Program
  • 2008 - Present
  • Owner-Attorney
  • Nelson & Johnson, PLLC
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Owner - Attorney
  • Nelson & Associates, P.S.
  • 1992 - 2008
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Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • Rodriguez v. Diko
  • Arbitration Award for $58,406.54
  • Wilson v. Merle
  • Settlement for $1,500,000.00
  • Confidential v. Confidential Hospital
  • Settlement for $400,000.00
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Plaintiff Personal Injury
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Plaintiff Personal Injury
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Plaintiff Personal Injury
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Plaintiff Personal Injury
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Washington Rising Star Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Cum Laude
  • Pepperdine Law School
  • 1992
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Publications

  • Website publication
  • Secrets from a SuperLawyer: 10 Tips That Win Cases!
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • UPS Students
  • Summary Judgment Motions
  • 2013
  • Personal Injury Basics
  • Personal Injury Basics for Attorneys and Staff
  • 2012
  • Product Liability Issues Related to Mechanical Engineering
  • Products Liability
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (11)
Endorse Eric
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Eric for over 10 years, originally through sharing office space. He has been my friend ever since. Eric is an effective, tenacious, and caring attorney who works hard to get results that matter for his injured clients. I strongly endorse Eric to anyone seeking help to resolve their personal injury claim."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric is an excellent attorney. I have worked with him on many cases and have seen how determined and passionate he is about getting his clients the best result possible. He has been involved in the legal field since his teens. His athletic background and competitive nature are easily apparent when he is dealing with his opposing counsel. He does not back down and his results speak for themself. Eric is a winner and I would always want to be on his team."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a great lawyer. He puts the necessary effort into analyzing, researching, and working up his cases. He truly cares about his clients."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Eric for over 5 years and use to share office space with him. He is very dedicated to his clients and isn't afraid to try a case. We often get together and discuss cases. I highly recommend Eric."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Eric for over 15 years as a practicing attorney, basketball competitor and teammate, and fellow O'Dea alum. He exudes the highest ethical standards in all he does, and applies a common sensed approach to resolving legal matters. I highly recommend Eric and his Partner Anthony Johnson for a client desirous of maximizing a personal injury claim. It comes as a great honor to endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a very talented lawyer who gets great results for his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse him and his partner Tony Johnson."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse Eric to accident victims seeking legal representation. He is compassionate and thoughtful with his clients, and a fierce advocate on their behalf. I refer matters to Eric and his partner with great confidence."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I would enthusiastically recommend Mr. Nelson to anyone seriously injured for legal representation. He provides his clients with honest evaluations of their cases and works diligently and efficiently to obtain them just compensation."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I refer personal injury cases to Eric and his partner with confidence."
Class action Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric was one of the class action plaintiffs in a case against one of the largest court reporting firms in the Northwest. As a result of his work, every litigant who paid for court reporting services over four-year period obtained the right to reimbursement of overcharges by the court reporting firm."
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