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David Abeyta

Car accident Attorney at Yakima, WA

5.0   22 reviews

also known as David P. Abeyta

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
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David P. Abeyta is a second generation personal injury lawyer. He  works in the areas of plaintiffs' personal injury and wrongful death claims, including auto accidents, workplace injuries, and school injuries.  Abeyta works primarily out of the Abeyta Nelson Yakima office.    

 

Abeyta is a life-long resident of Yakima, Washington.  After graduating from West Valley High School, Abeyta went on to study at Washington State University and graduated in 2005 with a degree in Political Science.  Abeyta continued his education at the California Western School of Law, graduating in 2009.  Abeyta joined Abeyta Nelson P.C. in March 2010.  He is a partner in the law firm. 

 

Abeyta is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington State Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice. He serves on the Washington State Association for Justice Board of Governors. He was awarded with the Ready to Soar New Lawyer Award by WSAJ in 2014. He was named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine, an award given to only 2.5% of lawyers in the state of Washington who are under the age of 40 or in practice for less than 10 years.  He is active in the community and serves on the board of directors for the Yakima Valley Community Foundation.  Abeyta recently served as the co-chair of the Pillars Campaign for United Way. He was named as a Campaign Volunteer of the Year. Abeyta is married to Chelsea Irwin-Abeyta, and they have three children, Beauchene, Penelope, and Margaux.

Location

David Abeyta
1102 W Yakima Ave
Yakima, WA, 98902-3029

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Posted by Zera | July 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding, Highly Recommend
I never write reviews, but make an exception because David Abeyta and his law firm deserve an excellent review. My husband was the victim of a dog attack in 2022. We’ve lived in a quiet Ellensburg neighborhood for about 15 years and my husband uses a walker. When he exited our fenced area to our mailbox on the street, a neighbor’s dog came out of nowhere from behind, and threw my husband to the pavement, leaving him immobile with a broken pelvis and in extreme pain. He spent two weeks in the hospital and it took him a good six months to recover. We sought legal help from Abeyta Nelson, and David and his staff did an excellent job. People sometimes think they can do everything themselves and don’t need a lawyer or think it will cost too much. But someone in an injury crisis may not have good judgment when upset and distracted. Good legal representation is needed and is well worth the cost of the services. Insurance companies often pressure people to settle quickly for a low dollar amount, before the full extent of injury is known. Settling too quickly can be a serious mistake. Here are the reasons I chose Abeyta Nelson to help us through this crisis to a good settlement figure: 1) When my husband was injured and in the hospital, I knew I was not in the right mental state to use good judgment; 2) I wanted specialized legal help from a law firm focusing on and current in this area of law with a good understanding of what a reasonable settlement should be; 3) The Abeyta Nelson firm specializes in personal injury. 4) The firm has an Ellensburg office, which made communications easier for me while caring for my injured spouse; 5) The firm has an excellent reputation and has secured many high-dollar settlements and judgments; 6) David and his staff were courteous and responded quickly to my calls; 7) David is very experienced in this area of law; 8) David personally visited with us several times, both on the phone and in person, including making trips to our home when needed; 9) David understands the administrative and legal complexities of working with insurance companies (including Medicare) and how long it takes to finalize billing; 10) David and his staff successfully interfaced with Medicare and our supplement provider to take the administrative burden off me while caring for my injured spouse – to me, that alone was worth the reasonable cost of the legal services; 11) I knew that if David could achieve a good settlement figure it would spare us the extra stress, uncertainty, time and expense (deducted from any judgment) involved with going to trial; 12) But I also knew that if the insurance company was unwilling to settle with a satisfactory sum, the firm is well known and respected, and David wouldn’t hesitate to take the matter to trial. Insurance companies know this too – they know they can’t manipulate the victim to a low settlement when dealing with a firm of the Abeyta Nelson reputation. 13) Having a lawyer represent us took the stress and pressure off me so I did not have to talk to the other party’s insurance representative, deal with insurance issues, or make difficult decisions without competent advice. It took over a year during recovery working with David and his staff to finalize our case, but David secured a very attractive settlement. While one hopes never to be injured and need legal help, if you need competent, trustworthy, caring, experienced and respected legal representation, I highly recommend David Abeyta and his firm.
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Posted by Lyle Prescott | August 15, 2022
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Hit by a car in my home
I was watching TV when an uninsured motorist crashed into my home. The car struck the chair I was sitting in. I was rendered unconscious and received whiplash and a serious concussion. My daughter contacted David Abeyta. The driver was uninsured and I Truly didn’t expect any financial help, as I was renting and had no rental insurance. David secured payment of the full amount of the uninsured motorist coverage of my car insurance.
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2021
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Amazing Experience
David and his team exceeded all of the expectations that I had. They took time to explain the how we were going to do things and why. They were very helpful during a tough time and made my life much easier. I would recommend David to anyone in the area.
Posted by A.P. | April 8, 2020
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Don't waste anymore time, this is your Guy!
The best way to say this is that he is the guy you want to call when things get ugly. He is a quick responder! I learned a lot just from our first meeting and there I got to express to him my situation, concerns, worries and he understood. He answered my questions explained how everything works, what's happening and what your best options are. Every step of the way he was there to explain it all. The bottom line is with David I could relax and carry on and not freak out but still function in life knowing that things are being taken care of. I recommend David to anyone and if I ever find myself in this situation again I'm calling David right away!
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2019
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Awesome Lawyer
David from the first meeting to the very last one, was upfront and honest. He told me both sides of what outcome could be, and was always wanting the best interest for me. They kept in contact and was fast to respond when I needed to talk to him. He handled my automotive claim and knew exactly how to go about it. I had all my trust in him and his office, and they went above and beyond!
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Posted by Linda | August 15, 2019
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Highly recommend
After my car accident I debated whether or not to consult an attorney. I finally decided I would and chose David Abeyta. He and his assistant, Patty, were wonderful to work with from day one. Their patience, concern, knowledge, and ability to effectively communicate were greatly appreciated. They took time to answer any questions I had and to thoroughly explain options, timelines, and processes. I definitely recommend them and would use them again, however I hope that need does not arise.
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Posted by Karrie | February 22, 2019
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Personal Injury
The process of our case was easy from start to finish. Patty and David were of great respect and care.
Posted by Karl | March 30, 2018
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Exceptional Experience
I went to Abeyta/Nelson on a recommendation and wasn’t sure what to expect. Patty and David set my mind to ease from the beginning to the end. Answered all my questions and even some that I didn’t ask. They didn’t use all the confusing legal terminology, they present everything in a way anyone can understand. I’d highly recommend them over and over again.
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Posted by Janette | March 14, 2018
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Great Lawyer and Highly recommended
David is a great Lawyer. He was very helpful. When I hired David and his team he went through the process with me explaining what will be happening due from my car accident. By, making sure I understood what the process was and making sure my questions were all answered. David and his team always answered my questions quickly. David also took his time to keep me in the loop of what was always happening. I highly recommend David Abeyta.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2018
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Great Attorney
David was a great attorney that I hired for a falling injury that happened to myself. He was very thourough, immediate in taking action when needed to be, honest, and easy to get along with as some attorneys can be so stuffy and stuck on themselves David was not like that at all. I highly Recommend using David Abeyta.
Posted by Karina | December 20, 2017
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Great and Professional
On a previous car accident I hired another attorney which I NEVER got to meet and did nothing for me. I met David on my first appointment which that alone said a lot, I was impressed with it. He was professional and laid everything out to me, gave me a timeline and told me what to expect. The timeline was a little longer than expected but I am glad everything got taken care of. I would definitely recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2017
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Highly recommend
David Abeyta exceeded all expectations I had. He handled my case with excellence. He was genuine and professional. His staff was beyond amazing. They didn't skip a beat. I would highly recommend David. I personally received a call from David as my case was ending. Which I greatly appreciated that personal gesture.
Posted by Sam | December 11, 2017
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Positive and Professional
I met with David after being hit in a crosswalk and his calm, positive, and professional demeanor prompted me to hire him to handle my case. Once hired, David provided me with very clear expectations of how the process would work and what timeline to expect. One thing I found very impressive though was the emphasis he put on me getting better - he said several times "You're only job is to get back to normal. My job is to handle everything else." That sentiment and reassurance was incredibly important to me as my wife and I were getting ready to our first baby and worrying about legal, bills, and health was not something I was thrilled about thinking about. Throughout the process David and his legal assistant, Patty, answered all of my questions fully and clearly in a timely manner. David even called me on his day off from a store to answer a question I had emailed him just hours earlier. We have finished the case and I couldn't recommend David, or the entire Abeyta Nelson team, more highly for anyone that wants their case handled professionally and by someone who clearly cares.
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Posted by Holly | November 30, 2017
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Professional. Positive experience.
I consulted and hired Mr. Abeyta due to car accident injuries. I could not deal with the insurance company on top of my injuries. They took care of EVERYTHING, including doctor recommendations that were outstanding and held off on billing until settlement. I didn’t worry about anything except recovery and my family. He brought it all together and settled for more than we expected. Would definitely recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2017
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Great experience!
David and his staff were extremely helpful and did a great job keeping me in the loop and answering any questions I had following a car accident. Being injured in an accident can be stressful but they made it as easy and stress free as possible!
Posted by A&T | July 26, 2017
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Car accident
David and his staff were very helpful in guiding us during a very challenging time following a traumatic car accident. We were confident from day one that they were going to take care of us. Communication was excellent and case went smoothly. Thank you David and Patty for the compassion you showed and taking the best care of us.
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Posted by Kathy | January 10, 2016
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Car accident
My case couldn't have gone better! Everything went as smoothly as David expected and end with me still needing another surgery but I'm happy with the outcome of the whole thing! Thank you for your services and support and if I should ever need you again I will return to the best lawyers ever!
Posted by Jenny | December 21, 2015
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Dog Bite injury *
David made this Recovery Easy for us, while keeping us very informed and up-to-date! I felt like he was very honest and upfront with us. would definitely recommend him to others!
Posted by james | August 13, 2015
great lawyer, professional, thorough, and highly recommended
although my case had limitations set by insurance company, abeyta nelson was able to maximize settlement amount for me, by negotiating reduced amounts for bills, and even reducing their fee when they did not have to. I feel they had my best interest in mind, and I would definitely return if I ever needed and injury lawer going forward (which I hope never happens). They made a painful process as easy as possible, and I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone in need of an injury lawyer.
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Posted by Michael | July 22, 2015
Great lawyer
Best lawyer in yakima. Walks you through the whole process. Patty and David were always there to answer any questions with compassion and understanding. Abeyta law firm works for you and your family. I wouldnt recommend any other lawyer besides David Abeyta
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Partner
  • Abeyta Nelson P.C.
  • 2010 - Present

Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Washington State University
  • 2005

Associations

  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Yakima County Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40- Civil Plaintiff
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Ready to Soar New Lawyer of the Year
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Motor Vehicle Deskbook
  • 2018
  • Washington State Bar CLE publication
  • Washington Civil Procedure Deskbook (Chapter 36)
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • 2015 Annual Convention
  • Co-chair
  • 2015
  • Auto Cases Revving Up Your Auto Case
  • Auto Cases 2014- Co-chair
  • 2014

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Yakima Car accident Lawyer David Abeyta
David Abeyta
Car accident Attorney
Yakima, WA
Licensed for 13 years