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Car Accident Lawyer

Minor car accidents, like fender benders, are commonplace, but a serious car crash can cause life-altering injuries to you and your family.

If your accident was due to someone else's negligence, you need an attorney who can help you achieve the justice you deserve.

The car accident attorneys of Younker Hyde Macfarlane in Salt Lake City, UT, can collect maximum compensation after a car crash.

Request Your Free Consultation Utah Grants Four Years to File a Car Accident Claim

Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC has handled enough car accident cases to understand that you are feeling overwhelmed with questions about how to protect your family's best interests. The good news is that you can let us take care of achieving the justice you deserve while you concentrate on making a physical and emotional recovery.

During your free case review, we will analyze the facts of your case. If we determine you have grounds for a lawsuit, we can go to work immediately gathering vital evidence and consulting with medical professionals and other experts to determine exactly how much your case is worth. We won't collect any fees unless we succeed in securing a jury award or settlement for you.

Leave the legal battles to a firm that has collected millions for clients who once felt hopeless due to losses caused by a negligent third party. You have four years from the date of a Utah car accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. Send us a message now to get started or call our Salt Lake City injury attorney's office at

(801) 335-6467 

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Utah Recommends Our Personal Injury Lawyers


Jan Wright

Salt Lake City, UT


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Our family feels very blessed to have found Younker Hyde MacFarlane to have represented us and to get justice for our precious Mother. We had a long road to get resolution and accountability for our mother, but 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 over the last six plus years!! The Ulibarri Family

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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. Yonker, Hyde, Macfarlane made it bearable. The process of holding doctors accountable can be a lengthy and painful process. It requires you to stay in a pattern of grief until it's over. The people at YHF were compassionate, thorough and timely. 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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How to Protect Yourself After a Car Accident

Call a Car Accident Attorney As Soon As Possible

Once you have called 911 after an accident, it is never too soon to call an attorney. Ideally, our attorneys want to be able to start collecting evidence at the scene of the accident. The sooner you reach out to a personal injury lawyer with Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, the sooner we can begin building your case with fresh, relevant evidence including everything from eyewitness accounts to the police report.

Collect and Preserve Evidence

Smartphones have made it easier than ever before to collect evidence at the scene of an accident. As soon as you are able, we recommend that you begin taking photos and video of all vehicles involved in the accident, road conditions, and anything else you think may have contributed to the accident. Next, make sure to upload this evidence to a cloud service, or simply email it to yourself in order to preserve it. It's easy to lose or damage a phone, so don't let yours be the only place this valuable evidence exists.

Don't Talk About the Accident

If you say anything that could be interpreted as an admission of fault for your car accident, it could seriously hurt your case. Do not discuss your accident on social media, because it can be all too easy to make public statements that could be used to minimize your personal injury claim. Many accident victims are surprised to learn that it's a bad idea to speak to any insurance adjusters after a crash, but declining to speak to these people is one of the smartest moves you can make. 

Let's take a closer look at why it's so important to keep all discussion of the accident between you and your car accident attorney.

Refer The Insurance Company to Us Instead of Putting Your Case In Jeopardy

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We Work on Your Behalf

We know it's difficult to think of the right thing to do or say when your family is dealing with the immediate tragedy and aftermath of a catastrophic or fatal car accident. Fortunately, when you are represented by Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, you will not have to interact with insurance companies at all. When adjusters reach out to you, just decline to talk about the accident and tell them to reach out to your attorney. Our car accident attorneys will be your advocates, working on your behalf while you focus on healing and rebuilding your life.

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A Word About Insurance Adjusters

Can we let you in on a little "not-so-secret" secret regarding insurance companies? Insurance companies don't always have their clients' best interests at heart. Their job is to minimize car accident claims to save their employers as much money as possible. You don't need that kind of "nickel and dime" help after being injured in a car accident. If you are a car accident victim and the other driver is at fault, you need the renowned law firm of Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, in Salt Lake City to fight for the compensation you rightly deserve.

Get to Know Younker Hyde Macfarlane

The personal injury attorneys at Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC are dedicated to providing compassionate, experienced representation to clients throughout Utah. Coping with the repercussions of an injury can be incredibly difficult. Our attorneys can fight for the compensation you deserve while you focus on healing.

Younker Hyde Macfarlane Is the Clear Choice To Handle Your Injury Claim

If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury in an auto accident, your losses and medical bills can be extensive and expensive, both at present and well into the future. Victims turn to our esteemed car accident lawyers to recover compensation for medical bills, property damage, and other losses because:

  • We have achieved justice for car accident victims in Salt Lake City for over three decades. 
  • We work with a network of experts, including medical professionals and accident reconstruction specialists.
  • Nearly 75% of our clients are referred by word of mouth because we are known for winning difficult cases.

If the other driver is at fault for your losses, take action now to protect yourself and your family. Use our simple online form or give us a call to set up a free consultation.

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Our car accident lawyers in Salt Lake City are not afraid to take on complex injury claims that other firms may reject.

"Younker Hyde Macfarlane made me feel like family." Why Salt Lake City Recommends Our Firm


Cathy Kelly

Salt Lake City, UT


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Our experience with Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC was easy & stress-free. We filed a Wrongful Death suit in late 2020 & was settled out of court in late 2022. The people we worked with, Brittney Bohne, McKay Corbett, & John MacFarlane were very professional & explained everything from start to finish. 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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You've Made the Right Choice and Retained Our Counsel...

What Are the Next Steps?

Physical Examination

We'll make sure you undergo a thorough physical examination, utilizing our vast network of medical professionals for expert input on your diagnosis and condition.

Gathering Evidence

Medical bills, medical reports, police reports, employment records, witness statements, etc., will be gathered for evidence.

Expert Analysis

Our Salt Lake City firm may enlist experts in accident reconstruction, forensics, financial planning, and other areas to work on your case.

Contacting Liable Parties

If your case is complex and the liability for the accident lies with several parties, we will reach out to those involved. For example, we may contact the employer of a sleep-deprived delivery driver. If your case is related to a product liability claim, we may contact the manufacturer of faulty parts.

Settlement Demand

A demand letter detailing your desired financial settlement will be drafted on your behalf and sent to the liable party's attorney or insurance company.

Lawsuit Filing (If Needed)

If a settlement is not reached, our attorneys will file a lawsuit against the liable party with the appropriate court. A favorable settlement may still be possible to avoid the stress of a trial.

Trucking Accidents Are Especially Dangerous

Semis and tractor trailer vehicles are required to operate within certain safety standards. Victims of vehicular crashes involving a big truck deserve representation after injury.
"We are very thorough, and we will never settle prematurely. We work diligently to build your case, and are always more than prepared to take it to trial." Younker Hyde MacFarlane

Younker Hyde Macfarlane Is Here to Help

When people suffer significant physical injuries and financial losses because of someone else's negligence, there is no guarantee that justice will be served. No matter how clear-cut fault may seem in a car accident, victims must understand that a lack of legal representation can easily result in having to shoulder the burden of another party's careless actions.

Our Salt Lake City firm focuses exclusively on personal injury law. Initial consultations are always free, and if we take your case, we collect no fees unless and until we achieve the jury award or settlement you deserve. Please call or write to us now if a car accident has affected your family.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accidents


How long do I have to file a claim?

Victims in Utah have four years in which to file a personal injury claim after a car accident. That doesn't mean you should delay reaching out to an attorney. Evidence only becomes more difficult to collect as time goes by, so make contacting our firm a priority after paramedics and police have been notified of your accident. 

I think I am partially at fault for the accident. Should I just forget about taking legal action?

Absolutely not. In Utah, if it is determined that you are less than 50% at fault for your accident, you can still take legal action in pursuit of damages. For example, if a jury determines that you were 30% at fault, you can collect 70% of the total damages. Even if you believe you are partially responsible for the accident, we recommend that you contact our Salt Lake City law office for a free case review.

The driver who hit me was drunk and is facing criminal charges. Can I also file a personal injury lawsuit?

Yes. Criminal and civil suits serve two different purposes. While a criminal case is brought by the state against the defendant to determine if laws were broken and punishment such as fines and jail time will be imposed, a civil case is brought by one civilian against another party in pursuit of financial compensation. Incidents like drunk driving accidents often involve both civil and criminal cases.

"I can't thank this firm enough." Salt Lake City Can Depend On Us


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, standing by my side for 7 years until justice was served. Amazing, warm and professional team that I highly recommend!

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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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