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Automobile Insurance Act

The Automobile Insurance Act is a law of Québec. The SAAQ is responsible for enforcing this law, which establishes, among other things, rules respecting compensation of victims who have sustained bodily injuries in a traffic accident.

The Automobile Insurance Act in brief

The main purpose of the Automobile Insurance Act is to establish rules respecting compensation of victims who have sustained bodily injuries in a traffic accident, or of their relatives in the event of a death.

This law is the foundation for Québec's Public Automobile Insurance Plan, which is based on a no-fault principle. This means that compensation is awarded regardless of who is responsible for the accident or whether the accident occurred in Québec or anywhere else in the world, which confers "extraterritorial" jurisdiction to the Act.

To consult the Act

To consult the attendant regulations