148. The victim having a claim that could be the basis of an application to the Société who cannot ascertain the identity of the driver or owner of the automobile that caused the accident may give the Société a detailed notice thereof within 90 days of the accident; failure to give such notice does not deprive such victim of his right of action, if he proves that he was prevented from giving it for reasons deemed sufficient.
Within 60 days of receiving the notice referred to in the first paragraph, the Société must satisfy the claim up to the amounts indicated in section 143, deducting from any amount due for damage to property the amount of $250.
If the Société fails to satisfy the claim within the time prescribed in the second paragraph, the victims may take action against the Société and the Société must satisfy the judgment up to the amounts indicated in section 143, deducting from any amount due for damage to property the amount of $250.
1977, c. 68, s. 148; 1982, c. 59, s. 69; 1989, c. 15, s. 9; 1990, c. 19, s. 11.