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Boat Accident Lawyer

With many bodies of water just a short driving distance from Salt Lake City, boating is a very popular recreational activity here in Utah

Unfortunately, there are many boating injuries every year due to negligence, dangerous or defective products, and unlawful operation. 

The boat accident attorneys at Younker Hyde Macfarlane can review your boating accident case and seek the maximum compensation possible. 

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Determining fault in a boating accident can be difficult. The lawyers at Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC work with experts in maritime law, accident reconstruction, forensics, and physics to establish the circumstances surrounding the accident and attribute fault.

If a boating accident involves more than one boat, it may be a simple matter of determining which party contributed more to the accident taking place. If a boating accident occurs or injury results from a defective product or malfunctioning component, you may have a product liability claim.

The attorneys at our law firm are here to handle every aspect of your boat accident claim for you. Call or write to receive our help

(801) 335-6467

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Salt Lake City, UT


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I would highly recommend this firm to anyone. They were extremely helpful from the beginning till the end. We felt well taken care of. My daughter will have better life quality thanks to your help! Thank God.

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Salt Lake City, UT


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Wrongful death left me navigating the most difficult time of life I will likely experience. Younker, Hyde, Macfarlane made it bearable... 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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Boating Accident Compensation

No two accidents are the same. The financial compensation that you may be eligible to recover will depend on the specific circumstances surrounding your case. That being said, damages in personal injury and wrongful death cases are typically awarded for:

  • Medical bills
  • Property damage
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost past wages
  • Diminished future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Surgical costs
  • Lifetime care expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Lost companionship
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We Handle a Vast Array of Boat Accidents

Boat accidents can vary widely in type and severity. They can involve multiple parties on multiple boats, multiple parties on a boat and in the water, or multiple parties on one boat. Water skiing accidents, sailboat accidents, pontoon accidents, and jet ski accidents are all categorized as boat accidents, even though these watercraft vary greatly. The forces involved in boating accidents can be tremendous, and the environment poses unique risks as well.

The attorneys at our Salt Lake City, UT, injury law office handle all types of aquatic accidents, and can represent your case no matter what the specific circumstances were. 

Boat Accident Law Is Intricate Our Accident Attorneys Understand It

State legislators have set forth very specific laws governing boating. Our attorneys have a deep knowledge of these, allowing us to determine fault and win cases. For example:

Motorboat operators must alter course to the right and pass on the left side of the other where there is risk of collision. 

Operators of a vessel underway in a narrow channel must keep to the right of the middle of the channel. 

No vessel operator can exceed wakeless speed when within 150 feet of a designated swimming area, a water skier towed by another boat, or a launching ramp.

Utah Uses Modified Comparative Negligence


Utah allows boat accident victims to recover damages even if they are partially to blame, as long as they are not found to be at majority fault for their accident. As boating accidents are very complex, these cases often require lawyers who have proven themselves to possess the ability to win complicated lawsuits. Our personal injury team has repeatedly won millions across a vast array of case types.

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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