Injury Lawyer


Growing up, Ashton Hyde wanted to be a fighter pilot, but watching his father work as an attorney showed him what an intellectual rush a legal career could be. When Mr. Hyde started working with Norm Younker, he was struck by a lawyer's ability to make a real difference in the lives of injured victims. Mr. Hyde has been a passionate medical malpractice attorney at our Salt Lake City practice ever since.

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WEBVTT 00:00:07.214 --> 00:00:11.119 The path that brought me to being an attorney is somewhat nuanced. 00:00:11.120 --> 00:00:14.200 The reality is when I was a kid, it was the last thing I wanted to do. 00:00:14.320 --> 00:00:15.719 I wanted to be a fighter pilot. 00:00:15.900 --> 00:00:17.471 I'm a bit of an adrenaline junkie. 00:00:17.472 --> 00:00:20.480 In the summer, you'll find me on a dirt bike in the sand dunes. 00:00:20.510 --> 00:00:23.599 In the winter, I'll be on a snowmobile up in the mountains. 00:00:23.600 --> 00:00:26.900 I also enjoy hiking, fishing, backpacking, 00:00:26.901 --> 00:00:30.386 anything that's really recreational, I'm a very active person, 00:00:30.387 --> 00:00:33.500 and lucky to live in a state that lets me do those activities. 00:00:33.840 --> 00:00:35.480 My father is an attorney, 00:00:35.500 --> 00:00:39.414 and I would see him go to work in a suit and sit at a desk all day, 00:00:39.415 --> 00:00:42.079 and to me, nothing sounded more boring than that. 00:00:42.080 --> 00:00:46.043 But I started working with him when I was in high school as his runner, actually, 00:00:46.252 --> 00:00:48.214 and I saw what he was actually doing. 00:00:48.529 --> 00:00:50.100 When he's sitting behind the desk, 00:00:50.101 --> 00:00:52.914 he's having intellectual adrenaline rushes, 00:00:52.915 --> 00:00:54.186 I guess you could say, 00:00:54.187 --> 00:00:56.800 where he would step into a complex situation 00:00:56.801 --> 00:01:00.200 and he would apply himself to get results for his clients. 00:01:01.386 --> 00:01:03.000 That was very attractive to me. 00:01:03.200 --> 00:01:06.743 I started working with Norm Younker, who was my mentor at Fabian, 00:01:06.744 --> 00:01:09.257 and he did predominantly medical malpractice. 00:01:09.771 --> 00:01:12.943 I saw the changes he was making. 00:01:12.944 --> 00:01:17.300 I was meeting these injured patients who had severe injuries, 00:01:17.301 --> 00:01:19.429 and if somebody didn't step up for them, 00:01:19.840 --> 00:01:22.671 there's no way they would get answers or recovery. 00:01:22.840 --> 00:01:26.045 Digging into that and being able to work for clients, 00:01:26.046 --> 00:01:28.680 get them those answers, and get them accountability, 00:01:28.710 --> 00:01:32.743 and hopefully, get compensation that would help improve their lives, 00:01:33.000 --> 00:01:35.443 that's where I found the satisfaction that I was looking for, 00:01:35.557 --> 00:01:37.001 that change that I was.

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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