We Help Bereaved Clients Collect

At Younker Hyde Macfarlane, one out of every four personal injury claims we handle involves wrongful death. The members of our personal injury group, led by Norm Younker, have handled many of these cases and are uniquely qualified to represent individuals who have suffered a wrongful death in their family. If a child, spouse, or family member has been killed, please accept our condolences - we know that there is no greater loss. A wrongful death attorney at our Salt Lake City, UT, firm can help you through this trying time. As your legal counsel, we can help you make informed decisions regarding your options. Call us at (801) 335-6467 or contact us online to schedule your free case review.

Common Accidents Resulting in Wrongful Death 

Nearly any accident that has the potential to cause injury can also result in death. However, a variety of accidents indicate the presence of wrongful death claim more strongly, given the liability often involved in how the accident was caused. Common wrongful death accidents of this nature include:

We are serious about meeting the needs of our clients, and you can trust us to work diligently on your behalf. If a loved one has passed in any of these accidents, we highly encourage you to act quickly and address insurance companies with a strong ally.

No amount of compensation can replace your loved one, but it can relieve financial burdens and help you afford the resources needed to cope with your loss. Younker Hyde Macfarlane

Assert Liability with Strong Representation 

To establish liability, we must show that a party failed to uphold to a duty owed, and as a result, caused bodily injury to the victim (in this case, death). Whether a person is operating a motor vehicle, a doctor is performing surgery, or a business is designing and manufacturing a product for public sale, a duty is owed.

The duty varies, however, based on the situation, and it must first be established what duty was owed before we can show that the defendant failed to uphold this duty. We accomplish this through intimate familiarity with the law and counsel from experts in the fields of medicine, accident reconstruction, forensics, and various other fields.


Losing a loved one is a traumatic experience that can leave you with emotional and financial burdens. If your family member was killed due to the negligence of another party, you have rights. Though every case is unique, you may be eligible for compensatory damages, such as:

  • Medical costs
  • Funeral costs
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of services provided by the decedent

If it can be shown that the defendant was woefully negligent or purposeful in his or her actions, it may also be possible to file for punitive damages, which are monies awarded to punish the liable party. Rest assured, you can trust us to do everything that we can to maximize your recovery.

We Focus on Your Case While You Focus on Healing

We encourage you not to hesitate if you have questions regarding your legal rights. A statute limits the amount of time in which you can legally file a claim, so we recommend that you seek legal counsel as soon as possible. No compensation can replace your loved one, but financial hardship as a result of another party's negligence is not your burden to bear. Younker Hyde Macfarlane can help. Call a wrongful death attorney here at (801) 335-6467 or contact us online with details about the accident so we can get involved and start helping today.


Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC

At Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, our attorneys have decades of combined experience in complex cases. We represent clients in all types of personal injury cases, with a special focus on medical malpractice claims. Our firm is associated with the following professional organizations:

  • Utah Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association

To schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call (801) 335-6467.

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"They were extremely knowledgeable, extremely helpful experts. The team helped me with all aspects of my case, including medical and financial, and understood that it affected more than me but also my family."

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