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Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

A motorcycle accident can cause catastrophic injuries and permanent disability. The medical expenses and emotional toll are often immense.

Before accepting an offer from an insurance company, injured motorcyclists should speak with the attorneys at Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC.

Our Utah law firm, based in Salt Lake City, will fight for you and your loved ones.

Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Are Multilingual 

Our team includes Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, and Portuguese speakers. ​Our motorcycle accident lawyers have been successfully handling personal injury cases for decades. Call (801) 335-6467 or write to us to receive proven representation from a multilingual team. 

We Have a Personal Passion For Motorcycle Injury Cases

When you and your family are suffering from the damaging effects of a motorcycle accident, it can help to work with Utah motorcycle accident lawyers who truly understand what you are going through. One of our firm's partners, John Macfarlane, has a deeply personal connection to the life-long impacts of motorcycle crashes. 

Mr. Macfarlane's father was grievously injured in a motorcycle crash when he was only 17 years old. He lost his leg as a result of the accident, meaning the majority of his life was affected by a split-second crash. John saw firsthand the pain, suffering, and diminished quality of life a motorcycle accident causes. His own family experience provides him an additional motivation to fight for Utah victims and obtain the most compensation possible. 

Contact Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC We Offer Free Consultations

For more than 30 years, the attorneys of Younker Hyde Macfarlane have stood with accident victims and their families. Our Salt Lake City law firm is as diligent as it is detail-oriented, always fighting for what's right.

Our attorneys have worked on countless motorcycle and car accident cases, helping clients hold negligent parties accountable. We take on complex litigation that other Utah law firms will not.

Before accepting any offers from insurance companies, contact Younker Hyde Macfarlane. You can reach our motorcycle accident lawyers online or give us a call.

Call Us: (801) 335-6467

The attorneys of Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC

"Felt like my team at YHM was family." Real 5-Star Reviews


Joani Taylor

Salt Lake City, UT


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Wrongful death left me navigating the most difficult time of life I will likely experience... John MacFarlane was my attorney. He was honest, caring and easy to talk to, listened well and went the extra mile. By the time it was over I felt like I had not only gained the accountability I was deserved, I also felt like my team at YHM was family.

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Jan Wright

Salt Lake City, UT


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we had the best team in our corner the entire way!! Our family finally feels like we have closure and can move forward in a positive way knowing we got acknowledgement of wrongdoing, even if it was in a monetary settlement. We can’t thank you all enough for everything you did for us, and we will always be grateful for your amazing team that we had the pleasure of getting to know

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Our Unique Skillset Serves Victims of Vehicle Accidents

The motorcycle and automobile accident attorneys at Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC don't advertise on flashy billboards—we let our unique skillset and track record of success do the talking. Our Salt Lake City lawyers are intimately familiar with the types of injuries crash victims suffer, and we have relationships with medical experts who can testify on your behalf. We will stop at nothing to help injured parties secure justice and compensation.

Settlements and Damages for Financial and Non-Financial Losses

Our Salt Lake City attorneys will work to maximize your recovery if you have suffered injuries after a motorcycle accident. In a motorcycle accident case, damages can potentially be awarded for medical expenses, future medical expenses, reconstructive surgery costs, loss of wages, inhibited earning capacity, loss of future wages should the rider no longer be able to work, and pain and suffering.

When negotiating settlements or seeking legal damages, our motorcycle accident lawyers fight to ensure you receive a fair amount from insurance companies and negligent parties. There are several legal avenues through which you can receive compensation, including:

Pre-Trial Settlements

Most motorcycle accident cases do not go to trial. Instead, they are settled out of court to avoid lengthy legal battles. Our motorcycle accident lawyers will help negotiate a fair settlement that accounts for the hardships endured as well as those ahead.

Compensatory Damages

Compensatory damages are sought in a trial to cover the material and financial losses caused by the accident. This may include medical bills, property damage, emotional pain and suffering, lost future earnings, and funerary expenses.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages may also be sought in the trial. Going beyond compensatory damages, punitive damages punish the negligent party for their actions. The amount awarded is determined by the nature of the motorcycle accident.

Motorcyclists Have Many Rights Reach Out to Protect Yours

Our Utah motorcycle accident lawyers have handled countless cases. We know the tactics that the other driver's representatives will employ – and we will fight against them.

For example, they may blame you for your injuries by saying you were not wearing a helmet. The truth is, Utah law does not require you to wear one. You may also be wrongfully blamed for your accident if you were traveling between stopped cars and lanes. If you were doing this, you were likely totally within your legal rights.

Our attorneys draw upon all relevant motorcycle laws to protect our clients. Visit our Salt Lake City law office so we can help you. 

(801) 335-6467

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Cathy Kelly

Salt Lake City, UT


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This team did an outstanding job of representing our interests. I would not hesitate to recommend this law firm to handle any legal problems, questions, lawsuits, etc. John MacFarlane was very good at obtaining a fair & equitable settlement on our behalf.

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Gilbert Cisneros

Salt Lake City, UT


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Younker Hyde Macfarlane made it easier to navigate a difficult time in my life. They were professional and attentive to any questions that I had. McKay Corbett was the attorney that I primarily worked with. He explained things in a way that I could easily understand and was very personable. Younker Hyde Macfarlane made me feel like family and that I was being taken care of.

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Sobering Numbers on Motorcycle Accidents

According to the Utah Department of Public Safety, there were 1,144 motorcycle drivers involved in accidents in 2021, with 40 motorcyclist fatalities and many more injuries. The nationwide motorcycle accident numbers are even more sobering:

In 2021, 5,932 motorcyclists were killed in auto accidents.

Source: NHTSA

Common Injuries Sustained by Motorcycle Accident Victims

Motorcycle riders can sustain catastrophic or even fatal injuries during a collision. The medical bills can add up, which is why it's important to speak with our Salt Lake City motorcycle accident lawyers before accepting offers from insurance companies.

As a law firm focused exclusively on personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases, we have represented victims who have suffered all kinds of injuries, including:

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Concussions, brain contusions, and other types of severe head trauma may occur during a crash even if a motorcyclist is wearing a helmet. These injuries can affect cognition, memory, mood, and motor skills.

Spinal Cord Injury

Injuries to the spinal cord from a collision can lead to partial or total paralysis. Paraplegics and quadriplegics are wheelchair dependent for the rest of their lives and require extensive medical attention and care.

Damage to Internal Organs

The impact from a motorcycle accident can severely damage a person's ribcage and internal organs. These injuries are not always apparent, which is why collision victims should seek immediate medical attention.

Leg and Arm Injuries

Many people in motorcycle accidents suffer injuries to their limbs. In addition to dislocated joints and bone fractures, motorcyclists may also experience nerve, tendon, and soft tissue damage in the arms and legs.

Road Rash

Road rash refers to lacerations and abrasions caused by skidding along the surface of the road. Without proper protective gear on, road rash can lead to major cuts on exposed skin that could result in permanent scarring.

Injury Lawyers Who Fight for Motorcyclists and Their Families

At Younker Hyde Macfarlane in Salt Lake City, our motorcycle accident attorneys will help crash victims and their families with personal injury and wrongful death litigation. We will hold negligent parties accountable and seek closure after a traumatic, life-changing experience.


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Alexa Leal

Salt Lake City, UT


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Can't recommend these guys enough! They were so professional and made my family feel taken care of.

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Sonya Ravitch

Salt Lake City, UT


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John Mcfarlane believes in fighting for what is right. I can’t thank this firm enough for the amazing work they’ve done... Amazing, warm and professional team that I highly recommend!

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We Can Represent the Riders Of Any Highway Drivable Vehicle


Our team can handle cases for any type of motorist. For example, we can help if you were injured while riding an electric bike. There are various classes of e-bike. Some of these can travel as fast as 28 MPH, and in Utah are allowed to be driven on highway roads. If you were harmed on your e-bike, reach out to our Utah team

Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC

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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