These were parents suing the Auto Insurance Company, saying they had been at the scene of the accident and had to identify their child at the mortuary, which made them victims under the Vehicle Insurance Act.
The TAQ rejected their request and clarified that section 6 of the Act (the Automobile Insurance Act) was amended in 2010 in order to ensure that any indirect victim was excluded from the benefits of the Act.
Following the Supreme Court decision in Godbout v. Pagé-Gargantiel, which included damages that can be considered secondary, the parents asked to be recognized as victims.
In this context, given that the parents had voluntarily attended the accident site to understand the circumstances, the Superior Court judge rejected the application and indicated that the parents were not victims likely to benefit from the compensation.
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