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Terry P. Abeyta

Car accident Attorney at Yakima, WA

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  • Licensed for 47 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1976
    Status
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About Terry

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Although practicing in one of the most conservative areas of the state, Terry Abeyta has earned recognition as one of the top plaintiff's personal injury attorneys in Washington. He recovered $6.9 million on a bleacher fall case (the largest settlement in the history of Yakima County), $6.25 million on a car-truck crash (the largest settlement in the history of Franklin County), $4.1 million on a car-truck collision (the largest settlement in the history of Kittitas County), $3.5 million on a recreational use immunity case, and the largest recovery on an uninsured motorist case in Yakima County history.  Abeyta also obtained the largest jury verdict on a cervical soft-tissue case in the history of Yakima County, and has won the highest settlements in the history of Grant and Klickitat Counties.

 

Abeyta was the first plaintiff's attorney from Eastern Washington chosen for The Best Lawyers in America, the first in Central Washington named to the Super Lawyers list, has been repeatedly named to the Top 100 Super Lawyers list, Top 40 Plaintiffs' Super Lawyers list, Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America, Damages Attorney Round Table, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.  He has served in many leadership positions for Washington State Association for Justice (formerly the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association).  

 

In addition, Abeyta has served in many leadership roles for the Washington State Association for Justice, as president of the Yakima County Bar Association, and is active in the Yakima Valley Community Foundation, United Way of Central Washington, and St. Paul Cathedral Catholic Church.  

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Location

Abeyta Nelson Injury Law
1102 West Yakima Avenue
Yakima, WA, 98902

Reviews

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Posted by Noelle | March 11, 2015
Terry Abeyta Salvaged & Settled my Case Beyond our Expectations!
Due to comparative fault, my case was turned down by 2 previous attorneys prior to consulting with Terry Abeyta. I was convinced my accident was a lost cause and that I would be financially distraught as a result. It was a difficult and challenging case to say the least, but Terry and his entire team guided me (& my fiance) through the entire process effortlessly with an empathic approach & with the least amount of stress and worry possible. He was extremely educated/skilled and thorough in explaining what to realistically expect during the mediation process, and most importantly achieved a settlement agreement beyond our original expectations! We are extremely happy with the entire process, Terry's team, years of experience and overall expertise and would recommend him to anyone that has suffered loss from personal injury of any kind! Thank you so very much Terry Abeyta!
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Posted by John | March 3, 2015
Review of Representation
Having suffered an on-the-job injury as the result of a vehicular collision which essentially ended my career employment as a law enforcement officer, I initially contacted Mr. Abeyta in January of 2011. From that date until my case was settled in June 2014, the entire Abeyta organization was thorough, professional, and reached an acceptable out of court settlement. Throughout the period time Mr. Abeyta represented me I was constantly appraised of my case's status with all aspects, and options being explained. The incredible experience Mr. Abeyta and his staff possess in personal injury litigation was obvious from the start, and I highly recommend Mr. Abeyta to ANYONE contemplating personal injury representation.
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Posted by Sherry Orth | February 16, 2023
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Best Attorney for Personal injury
I called a couple of weeks after my accident. Met with Terry shortly after. Terry was great to work with and was looking out for my best interests. Hopefully I never have another PI but if I do I will not hesitate to call Terry Abeyta.
Posted by Julia | November 26, 2022
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Great team
Terry and his firm are an exceptional group of people. Both him and Julie Burton were nothing but nice and helpful to me. Always made me feel comfortable and included me in all decisions. I would recommend Abeyta Nelson to friends and family.
Posted by Greg | August 29, 2022
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Highest rated lawyer in the Yakima area for a reason
I was in a horrible and violent head on car accident.My life was turned upside down my family endured hardships Financially ,physically and emotionally.With almost four years of seeking medical treatment being on and off work I always felt Terry Abeyta’s experience was working for me. Together we sought professional evaluations of my physical and mental health problems stemming from the horrific accident I was in (at no fault of my own).Because of Terrys abeytas experience I ended up with a best outcome settlement. I believe this is solely due to Terry abeytas experience, professionalism and devotion to getting his clients the outcomes they deserve…I will be forever grateful for the work Terry abeyta and his team at abeyta Nelson’s law firm did for my family and I. I strongly recommend if anyone is ever injured in a accident to call abeyta Nelson,simply the best you can get
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Posted by Marty | May 3, 2022
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Drunk Driver
In December of 2019 I was involved in an auto accident in Yakima WA. A drunk driver ran a red light at a high rate of speed hit the car next to me and shoved them in to me and my truck. The driver took off and fled the seen. I was hurt from the incident with medical bills coming in and my truck was totaled. I called Abeyta Nelson and they were great they made me feel like I had someone looking out for me. They contacted the other drivers insurance, worked with my insurance. they knew what to do and how to help me get the proper care to get back to a normal life. They relieved the stress of dealing with all the issues and They stayed in contact with me to make sure I was recovering well. The staff was very helpful and professional when ever I talked with them. They have a great team and i would refer them to anyone. thank you so much for all your help.
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2021
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personal injury case
Terry and his staff did did a tremendous job on my wife's case, which involved a fall in our home during renovations. During the over 3 and a half years the case took to settle, Terry and his capable staff kept us informed every step of the way. We were very satisfied with the outcome and would heartily endorse Abeyta Law Firm.
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2021
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Terry Abeyta
It was very helpful to have Terry and his staff take over all the financial issues. I didn*t have to worry about all the paperwork and bills that was related to the accident. He was very supportive and kept in touch with me during the pandemic. I would recommend Terry Abeyta to anyone that needs a lawyer.
Posted by Hal | February 26, 2021
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Excellent representation for a gun shot injury
We hired the Abeyta and Nelson Injury Law Firm to handle a gun shot injury. Mr. Terry Abeyta represented us throughout the duration of the proceedings. My wife and I are very satisfied with Terry’s efforts on our behalf. Right from the beginning of the case Terry was available to answer questions and provide detailed answers. Terry’s efforts with the multiple insurance companies and MCS was very successful. At all times the Abeyta and Nelson staff of Legal Assistants was available via phone or email. During the COVID-19 pandemic peak we had Zoom conferences with Terry and his Legal Assistant. The Zoom meetings were effective and efficient and provided virtual face to face time. We very much appreciated Terry’s attention and reassurance that the case was progressing normally to a successful conclusion. The bottom line to this story is pretty simple. The Abeyta and Nelson Injury Law firm is the one to have represent you for any personal injury. We are 110% satisfied with the Abeyta and Nelson Injury Law firm. We especially want to thank Terry Abeyta, Ms. Julie Kihn and Ms. Julie Baken. While we sure do not want a repeat of any personal injury we do for a fact know who we would have represent us. Abeyta and Nelson Injury Law.
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Posted by Michelle | February 12, 2021
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personal injury
I had a consultation for my accident with Terry and Julie. I was impressed that he actually met with me and not an assistant. Their professionalism and expertise were extremely helpful throughout the process. I truly felt like I had support throughout the whole case. I am glad to have it closed and can move on. They keep you up to date as the case progresses. I highly recommend Terry and his crew!
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Posted by Trilby | December 8, 2020
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Attorney to the Rescue
I was involved in a rear end collision by an uninsured motorist. The driver that hit me left the scene of the accident. Within several days Mr. Abeyta was able to see me and we discussed my case. He and his staff took over all aspects to resolve my successful claim.
Posted by Greg | November 23, 2020
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Gave me peace of mind
The problems after my accident were overwhelming for me. I did not know what to do . Once I went to Terry Abeyta i felt relief and I knew I was getting the best help possible. From my first meeting with Lisa Dragoo I felt relaxed knowing that they would do the best for me. They kept me informed and got a really good settlement. Most of all they gave me peace of mind knowing that I was in the best possible hands`.
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Posted by Christine | November 3, 2020
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Trustworthy and Professional
If you are looking for an attorney that is trustworthy, professional with expertise then hire Terry Abeyta to handle your case. No need to worry and wonder about all the details because Terry and his team are taking care of it all so you can focus on your recovery. Terry and Julie were both very kind and helpful during a difficult time. I appreciated their communication throughout a long process. Thank you!
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Posted by sam and karen | September 17, 2020
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review of Terry Abeyta
Was very professional, and personable. Made us feel like we were his only clients. He and his staff kept us informed all through the process. We would highly recommend Terry !!
Posted by Sandra | August 24, 2020
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Auto Accident representation
Very pleased by the through and professional handing of all aspects of our case and satisfied by the settlement. I am comfortable with the attention and help of the staff. Sandra
Posted by Ona/Ken | August 20, 2020
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Car Accident
This case involved a rather serious car accident at which the other driver was at fault. The victim was a 79 year-old who was hospitalized initially and under nursing care thereafter for an extended period. The family met with Terry and immediately were comforted by his calm and caring demeanor, his ability to communicate clearly the legal and practical issues involved, his strategy and the expertise and experience reflected in and by it, and his unbending commitment to achieve the best outcome the circumstances provided. He and his assistant, Lisa, were responsive to us throughout the case and diligent in moving the case along. There was a mountain of supportive medical documents, among others, involved and Terry and Lisa retrieved them, distilled them, and then used them to support a favorable and relatively quick resolution of the matter. Based on our experience, if you have a need for a personal injury attorney, then we recommend without qualification that you seriously consider Terry Abeyta and his very capable team.
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Posted by Terry | June 10, 2020
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Surpassed every expectation. Outstanding attorney!
I can say without a doubt, Terry (and the entire team) at Abeyta & Nelson, are committed to getting the best possible outcome for their clients. Terry is very thorough, not a rock unturned. The level of attention and results I've received as a client of theirs has surpassed every expectation I had. This team is so well managed, and focused on providing a great client experience. The team was very professional, but at the same time, comfortable as though I was speaking to a family member. I was always treated with the utmost respect, and compassion. I could not have asked for more in an attorney. I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone.
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Posted by Carolyn | May 14, 2020
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GREAT EXPERIENCE
Best advice I ever took was contacting Abeyta & Nelson after my car accident. My car was totaled but I was released from the ER and told to go home and recuperate. Next day I was already getting calls from insurance to settle and sign off on the accident. It was my first accident and I had no idea how to handle everything. I called Terry after a friend recommended the firm and I’m so glad I did. It took time to settle my case but I was kept informed every step of the way. Terry and Janet really listened to me and at times I felt like they were the only people that understood the pain and stress I was experiencing. I hope and pray I’m never in another accident but if I am, my first call will be to Terry. Do not hesitate to talk to them about your situation!
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Posted by Shawn & Tricia | June 24, 2019
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Amazing work.
Terry and his staff worked so hard for our family. He is an amazingly compassionate man, with a wonderful staff to back him up. I would recommend Terry to anyone!
Posted by Willie | May 15, 2019
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Best lawyer ever
My lawyer helped me with my case and went over everything in detail. He did an excellent job of making sure that I got the most out of my settlement. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a really good lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Abeyta Nelson Injury Law
  • 1981 - Present

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor - top 15% of class
  • 1976
  • Whitman College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts - summa cum laude
  • 1973

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Settlement for children of 39-year-old Native American man who committed suicide in Yakama Tribal Jail
  • Spinal cord injury to 9-year-old Ellensburg girl in playground injury

Associations

  • Damage Attorneys Round Table
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Officer
  • 1977 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Washington Chapter)
  • President
  • 2010 - 2011
  • United Way of Central Washington
  • Associate Campaign Chair
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Yakima County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1998 - 1999
  • John Gavin Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 1990 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer in Yakima County
  • Yakima Valley Business Times
  • 2011
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2010
  • Washington State Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • President
  • Damage Attorneys Roundtable
  • 2009
  • Recognized
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2009
  • Washington State Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2008
  • Recognized
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Washington State Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2007
  • Recognized
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2007
  • Washington State Super Lawyer
  • 2006
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Washington State Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
  • Washington State Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Washington State Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2003
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2003
  • Washington State Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2002
  • Washington State Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2001
  • Washington State Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2000
  • Alvin Anderson Award
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1998
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • 2015 WSAJ Annual Convention, Cle Elum, Washington
  • Tort Law Update - "Keep Your Case in the Game: Defending Against the Recreational Use Immunity Statute"
  • 2015
  • 2010 DART Convention, Rome, Italy
  • Allocation of Fault Issues to Parent of Injured Child
  • 2010
  • 2009 DART Convention, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Division I Makes Bad Law in Laguna v. Washington DOT (A Personal Perspective)
  • 2009

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Yakima Car accident Lawyer Terry P. Abeyta
Terry P. Abeyta
Car accident Attorney
Yakima, WA
Licensed for 47 years
Virtual consultation available