Although practicing in one of the most convervative areas in Washington state, Terry P. Abeyta of Abeyta Nelson Injury Law has been recognized as one of the leading personal injury lawyers in the state. He recovered almost $7 million on a fall off 60-year-old bleachers, $6.25 million on a car-truck crash, $4.1 million in a multi-vehicle crash, $3.5 million for a fall from playgound equipment, and $1.6 million in an underinsured motorist arbitration, the highest in the history of Yakima County. He has the highest personal injury settlements in Yakima, Franklin, Kittitas, Grant, and Klickitat Counties. He has the highest jury verdict for a cervical strain in the history of Yakima County.A native of Yakima, Abeyta worked his way through college and law school as a newspaper reporter. He attended Yakima Valley College for two years and after graduating at the top of his class from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, Abeyta earned his law degree from the University of Washington School of Law in 1976. In addition to being involved in many significant cases throughout his career, Abeyta has also authored articles on legal topics and served as a speaker at a variety of litigation conferences and seminars. He was recently named 2018 Alumnus of the Year by Yakima Valley College.His law firm has been named a Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report. Abeyta Nelson has been chosen in 2017, 2018 and 2019 as Best Law Firm and Best Personal Injury Attorney by readers of the Yakima Herald-Republic newspaper and as Best Attorney by readers of the Yakima Valley Business Times.