The other person was at fault for what? You haven't presented enough facts for any of us to give you an answer. The statute of limitations deadlines vary depending on what type of claim you have.
The time in which to file a claim varies by state and type of offense. I see you are from Baton Rouge, so I can speak with some authority on that subject as to Louisiana's rules. For a general tort claim- a claim for recovery of damages for personal injury or property damages against a negligent or intentional offender, the claim must be filed within one year of the offense, or within one year of the date of discovery of your cause of action. For example, in an auto crash, you're going to have discovered your cause of action on the date of the crash. However, you might have some good news. When a defendant acknowledges your right to recover damages, prescription is interrupted. Prescription begins to run anew after the interruption. You'd have one year in which to file a formal claim (lawsuit) from the day of acknowledgment. But this is true only if the acknowledgment date occurred within the original prescriptive period. If the acknowledgment came after the one year prescriptive period had already run, the claim is lost. Once prescription has run, it cannot be interrupted.
Most suits must be filed within one year for a tort action, except for certain torts that are also criminal offenses which must be filed within 2 years. However, the confession could constitute an admission of negligence and extend the time you have to file suit. You will need to consult with an attorney immediately. Aaron Broussard, Broussard & Hart, LLC, Lake Charles, Louisiana.
In Louisiana, you only have one year to file suit from the date of discovery of a civil tort---or else it "prescribes", expires.
Prescription can be interrupted by an acknowledgment of fault, but that simply resets the clock. It does not pause the clock indefinitely.
You wrote that the "confession" was over 2 years ago. i think your case has prescribed, but you should nonetheless seek counsel for a more complete review.
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