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Single Vehicle Rollover Accidents

Single Vehicle Rollover Accidents

Written by Joseph A. Nagy, Edmonton Injury Lawyer

Advice for Injury Victims of a Single Vehicle Rollover Accident

If you have been injured in a single vehicle rollover accident, call Joseph A. Nagy, car accident lawyer, to be certain your insurance company pays you fair compensation - (780) 760-4878
I am Joseph A. Nagy, and I am an experienced Edmonton injury lawyer serving central and northern Alberta. As a “car accident lawyer”, my specialty is dealing with all types of motor vehicle accidents.

Inevitable Accident Defence

When a single vehicle rollover accident happens in “black ice” conditions, the insurer often argues the “inevitable accident” defence. This means that the driver of the automobile could not have avoided the collision or rollover accident due to the “black ice” conditions on the highway. The defence is an absolute defence and means that, if successfully argued, the injured person is not entitled to any compensation because the driver was not negligent. This defence is difficult to maintain.

Make Sure You Get Fair Compensation

Each rollover accident case is fact specific and litigation will be required to discover all of the facts the driver was aware of before and during travel.

I have handled many of these rollover accident cases and can help you fight an insurer arguing the “inevitable accident” defence and receive fair compensation.

If you are the victim of a single rollover accident, call (780) 760-4878 or contact me, Joseph A. Nagy, to discuss the steps I can recommend to ensure your insurance company treats you fairly. Free consultation. Free parking.

Joseph A. Nagy
Injury Lawyer

Some Causes of Single Vehicle Rollover Accidents

If you are involved in a single vehicle rollover accident, like this one, you need the help of an experienced and knowledgeable car accident lawyer. Single vehicle rollover accidents are most commonly due to

  • driving too fast for road conditions
  • falling asleep while driving and
  • racing.

The standard auto policy (S.P.F.No.1) provides exclusions for coverage when a vehicle is involved in a “race or speed test.” Driving too fast for road conditions does not automatically mean that you are in a “race or speed test.” In Franko v. Zurich Insurance Co. 1999 AJ No. 173 (Q.B. (Q.L.), the Courts stated “Mere speed, or carelessness or even dangerousness does not necessarily lead to the conclusion that a race was in progress.” Here is an S.P.F.No.1.

If you have been involved in a single vehicle rollover accident, talk with an experienced and knowledgeable car accident lawyer who can make sure your insurance company provides fair compensation.


I was injured in two motor vehicle accidents. The second accident was relatively minor and the first accident was more serious. I was told by my insurance company that my soft tissue injuries were minor and that I would only recover a fixed amount because there was a cap on damages. I wasn’t sure if I needed a lawyer. I talked to a number of large firms. Few lawyers wanted to take on my case. I hired Joe. Both insurance companies blamed each other and wanted to compensate me very little for my injuries. Joe recommended that we sue the drivers in each accident. The end result was that I received compensation that was more than I would have received if I would not have hired Joe at all. He fought hard for me and I am glad that I hired him.