With years of experience, I'm a personal injury attorney that believes in finding a just resolution for quality cases. If a fair resolution is not offered by the insurance company, I'm willing and able to litigate cases to the end.
I'm the owner and managing partner of Young Law Corp (utahinjury.com) and have been in practice since 2006 in Provo, and Park City, Utah. I focus on personal injury and insurance litigation which includes cases involving auto accidents, truck wrecks, wrongful death incidents, falls, dog bites, and other bodily injury cases. I'm fortunate to have been able to represent dozens of wonderful clients in jury trials. I have also had multiple successful appeals to the Utah Court of Appeals and the Utah Supreme Court.
Although much of my trial skill has come through experience and spending week after week in courtrooms, I was fortunate to be selected to attend the Trial Lawyers College (TLC) where I also gained skills not taught at any law school.
Lastly, I'm an avid outdoorsman, I enjoy endurance sports and almost anything that gets me moving. My number one passion is archery hunting. I'm a father, husband, and loyal tailgater at University of Utah football games. I also love almost all types of music and outdoor shows. Because of my appreciation for my health and lifestyle, I hope to understand my clients problems and tell their stories with a passion.
- Personal Injury
- Free Consultation
All consultations are free. I also usually conduct due diligence on difficult cases (like where fault in a wreck is disputed) at no charge to the client unless I win or settle the case.
- Contingent Fees
My fee is usually a 1/3rd contingency. However, sometimes I vary that agreement to be fair to the client if the facts of the case suggest a different fee is warranted.
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I'm a personal injury attorney that believes in finding a just resolution for quality cases. If a fair resolution is not offered by the insurance company, I'm willing and able to litigate cases to the end.Tyler Young | Explanation of Attorney's Fees
Here I give a basic breakdown of different types of attorney's fees in accordance with various types of cases. These fees can be confusing, and we hope this gives you clarity as to the fees associated with your case.
- Q. I was placed at fault in an accident. Driver has no license, and even admitted fault in a text message weeks later.
- A: Don't worry too much about what the police decided. In most jurisdictions the conclusion(s) of the police are not "evidence" that a jury will hear about. Although the insurance companies might look at what the police decided in determining whether to settle your case, the officer's conclusion that you had fault is not fatal to your claims. If you received a text from the defendant admitting fault, that's pretty convincing evidence (that would be admissible in most jurisdictions) of the other driver's fault. Do everything you can to SAVE that text. Print it out, take a screen shot of it on your phone (with context showing it came from the other driver's phone number), backup your phone....you get the picture. You have lots of "options." Primarily, you need an attorney to believe in your case. I don't have to take a case if I don't believe what someone is telling me. My suggestion is not to try to "sell" your case to a lawyer, but to be frank about the not only the strengths of your case, but the weaknesses as well. A lawyer can smell a bad case from a mile away when a potential client is trying to spin every fact in their favor rather than being straightforward. I know I can trust a potential client when they tell me all the bad stuff up front.
- Q. I was passenger in an auto accident. I didn't go to the hospital after the accident, but now I'm in serious pain.
- A: First, it is common that people don't experience pain right away. Don't worry that you didn't go to the hospital immediately. The injuries caused by this wreck will still be covered by the responsible party's insurance. Second, I tell my clients to let their symptoms be their guide. If your pain is too extreme to wait to see a family practitioner for guidance, I recommend that you go to the E.R. You should take your auto insurance information with you, or if you can get it, the auto insurance information that covers the vehicle you were riding in. Also, take your health insurance information with you. In Utah, no-fault insurance covers, at a minimum, your first $3,000 in bills with any medical provider. This may be different in CA so you will want CA counsel to advise you about CA no-fault laws. Third, you don't need the police report or the other party's info at this stage. A lawyer can get that for you later. The no-fault insurance or your health insurance should cover your medical bills until the responsible parties' insurance settles your claim.
- Q. Hi, this is a personal injury question. I backed into the rear passenger door of another car at about 2 mi per hour.
- A: Rarely do attorneys look to collect more than an insured's policy limit. That said, if you have any assets at risk you should look at increasing your policy limit because people are not required to accept your policy limit to settle the case. Although that won't help you with this wreck, it will help you in the future. Low speed collisions can cause significant injuries, but insurance companies are loath to pay a lot on these claims because they know juries doubt that serious injuries are caused by low speed collisions. If I were in your situation, although it may be difficult to stomach, if the other person makes a personal injury claim, I would tell my insurance company to "settle the case within the policy limits." This is how you get them to protect you and not expose you to paying something in excess of the limits. On the other hand, the more you fight for your position, the more the insurance company wants to help you fight. But fighting in the end might be the bigger risk to you because you could end up paying an excess judgment if you didn't pressure your insurer to settle the injury case.
- Q. Can a driver with no valid driver's license due you in an accident that wasn't your fault?
- A: I need a bit more information about your question, but yes you can get sued by someone you injure even if they were breaking the law. I am not licensed in CA, so you'll need an attorney there (likely someone hired by your insurance company). That said, the illegal driver will have to prove that you had fault in the wreck to recover from you/your insurer.
- Q. Am i legally aloud to shoot a dog that is on my private property and is attempting to attack my own animals?
- A: You are permitted to use self defense to protect yourself, especially if you are on your own property. However, you should contact an attorney in your state for more information about fencing laws and when you can use deadly force to protect your animals which would likely be considered property.
- Q. Asking for a friend, who was served papers filing a claim for an auto accident, with significantly incorrect info.
- A: First, your friend needs to notify his/her auto insurer about the lawsuit immediately. The insurer should pay for a lawyer and pay any judgment/settlement. Second, the factual errors may entitle your friend to several remedies including possibly a dismissal of the case. Even if they don’t warrant a dismissal, the misrepresentations might lead to a fact finder (jury or judge) to question the credibility of the plaintiff.
- Q. Suing for intentional tort can I introduce evidence that he was convicted of harassment violation in the civil trial ?
- A: Your question is a little unclear. I have several questions. Are you suing for an intentional tort? What tort? Is "he" the defendant? When was the harassment in relationship to the timing of the intentional tort? Who was harassed? Were the circumstances in any way similar to the intentional tort? And what relevance does the harassment have to the intentional tort? You may be able to introduce the evidence if it has some relevance to the intentional tort, but I would knee-jerk that they sound like different circumstances and a judge may find that probative value of the prior "conviction" is outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice in your case. Although you might think the prior conviction shows the guy is a jerk, a judge would likely rule that your jury should only determine whether he committed an intentional tort based on the facts surrounding that tort. For example, someone may have been convicted of murder 20 years ago and been released from prison. If they get a in a car wreck after being released, the prior murder conviction doesn't mean they were at fault for the car wreck and shouldn't be used to show fault in the wreck...only the facts of the wreck would determine who has fault for the wreck.