Kapuza Lighty, PLLC

More than 50 Years of Combined Legal Experience

Your life can change in an instant if you are injured in a car accident. Not only may you suffer from agonizing pain, but you may also incur expensive medical bills and be unable to work.

Under the circumstances, you need dedicated, knowledgeable lawyers to represent you and fight for your rights. Our attorneys at Kapuza Lighty, PLLC will vigorously pursue the responsible driver for your losses and get the compensation you deserve as a victim of an auto crash.

Working can be stressful already, and now you're worried about losing your job because you're unable to make it to work. If you are ready to stop the worry and uncertainty, schedule a free, non-committal consultation today.

Kapuza Lighty has Recovered Millions for Injured Clients.

At Kapuza Lighty, LLC, our goal is to achieve the best possible result for our clients as soon as possible. If you’ve been hurt in an accident, you need the best legal representation possible in order to be fairly compensated. The personal injury attorneys at Kapuza Lighty fight hard to get the maximum settlement for your claim.

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Experience matters, especially when it comes to fighting for your rights after an injury. Our awards and memberships demonstrate our commitment to personal injury law and keeping up-to-date on legal developments to better serve you. We serve anyone in need of a personal injury attorney in Yakima and Yakima County.

Whether you are on I-90, I-82, or U.S. Route 97, a life-changing car accident can happen at any moment in Ellensburg. In 2020 alone, there were several dozen fatal car accidents in Kittitas County, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. No one ever imagines that they will end up as a car accident statistic. However, if you or a loved one has been in a car crash in Ellensburg, it is important that you consult an Ellensburg car accident attorney right away to learn about your rights and options. 

Do I Have a Case? 

This is by far one of the most common questions we hear from people. Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer to this question because no two car accidents are alike, and the answer depends on the specific circumstances of your case. For example, who was at fault? Was one party the sole cause of the accident, or were both parties to blame? When did the crash occur? What kind of personal injuries or property damage occurred? To assess your claim property, an Ellensburg car wreck lawyer needs to know these details and more.

Washington law clearly states that a party to a car accident has just three years from the date of the accident to file a suit against another involved party. If you wait more than three years, your claim will get dismissed, even if your case is very compelling.

Similarly, Washington follows the legal doctrine of “pure comparative fault.” This means that your compensation can be reduced if the other party proves that you were partially at fault for the accident. The “pure” part of this doctrine means that anyone who is not 100% responsible for causing a car accident can sue another at-fault party, regardless of who was more responsible. Theoretically, a party who was 99% responsible for the accident could sue someone who was just 1% responsible. An Ellensburg-area car crash lawyer can explain some of these concepts to you in more detail. 

How Can a Lawyer Help Me? 

More often than not, having legal representation will determine whether you obtain just compensation or go home nearly empty-handed.

A lawyer can provide you with several necessary services, including:

  • Proving your damages by organizing the medical records and gathering proof of property damage;
  • Building your case by collecting evidence from the other drivers and third parties; 
  • Consulting with expert medical witnesses to connect your injuries to the accident; and
  • Negotiating with insurance companies and other attorneys on your behalf. 

An Ellensburg-based car accident lawyer can use their knowledge of this specific area of law to greatly improve your chances of a positive outcome. 

Why Should I Choose Your Firm?

We know there are many other Ellensburg car accident attorneys that you could choose to represent you. However, attorneys can vary greatly in terms of experience and skill. Here at Kapuza Lighty Accident Injury Lawyers, we have several special traits that make us stand out from the competition. 

We Are Knowledgeable

One of our attorneys graduated at the top of his law school class and has been designated a “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law & Politics Magazine. Another has a perfect 10 out of 10 “Superb” rating by AVVO, which is an independent online attorney rating service. When your future is on the line, do you want just another average attorney—or a team of superstars?

We Are Experienced

Together, we have over 50 years of experience. More than that, the majority of this experience is with car accidents. That means that we know Washington’s car accident laws inside and out. We put all of our experience to work for you so you can put your life back together and get the compensation you deserve. 

We Are Local

Both of our attorneys have lived in Central Washington for many years. On top of that, we are dedicated to and highly involved in the local community. Consequently, we are familiar with the local legal competition, the courts, and the judges in our area. This type of intimate knowledge of the local legal scene can be of immeasurable value in getting you the compensation you need.

Trust Our Team of Capable Ellensburg Car Accident Lawyers

Knowing how to move forward after a car accident is challenging. With so many different complications and stressors, it can be overwhelming to stand up for yourself and for your rights. Consequently, it is vital that you reach out to an auto accident attorney in Ellensburg sooner rather than later. 

We at Kapuza Lighty Accident Injury Lawyers are here for you. Together, we can help you build a strong case, prove your damages, and negotiate with stealthy insurance companies. We have helped many of our clients obtain outstanding results, and we invite you to take a look at some of our past successes. We’re here for you whenever you’re ready. Just contact one of our Ellensburg car accident attorneys today to set up a free initial consultation.

Client Testimonials

I am 100% satisfied with his work

John Kapuza took on my motorcycle accident case and I am 100% satisfied with his work put in and the results that we received. If you and or your loved ones need someone who will fight, stand-up and or battle for you John is your Man. Kapuza during my lawsuit was Like family and I am seriously beyond blessed with my decision to have Kapuza represent me and get me every penny.

Michael J.


Motorcycle Accident

Greg and his staff were AMAZING

Greg and his staff were AMAZING when I was injured in a car accident. I didn't have to worry about anything. Greg and his staff are very experienced and made the process so easy for me! I would recommend Greg to anyone that has experienced an injury.

Amber E.


Car Accident

Thank you so, so much for taking over my case!

Thank you so, so much for taking over my case! You guys relieved all my stress and I could not be more appreciative!

Aspyn J.


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Discuss Your Case with a Skilled Ellensburg Car Accident Lawyer

If you suffered injuries in an auto collision, you need an experienced lawyer to represent your interests in negotiating a settlement with the responsible driver’s insurance company and in court.

Our attorneys at Kapuza Lighty, PLLC are dedicated to assisting victims like you in recovering the top compensation available under Washington State law. Please contact our Yakima, WA office to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation regarding your case.