"How long do I have to file suit against Uber?"
Claims for Personal Injuries
If you or a loved one has been assaulted or injured by an Uber driver, generally speaking you have two years to file a claim against Uber (and the Uber driver) for “assault, battery, or injury to, or for the death of, an individual" caused by the wrongful act or negligence of Uber (and the Uber driver). CCP § 335.1.
Wrongful Death Claims
This two year statute of limitations also applies to wrongful death and “survival” actions. When a victim dies before final adjudication of his or her claim with Uber, the cause of action generally “survives” to his or her estate and may be prosecuted by someone appointed executor or administrator for his or her estate.
Because personal injury and wrongful death claims can be barred after this two year statute of limitations, it is critical that you speak to an attorney experienced in handling Uber claims as soon as possible after you or a loved one have been assaulted or injured.
Claims for Property Damage to Your Car
Finally the statute of limitations for a claim to recover for damage to real or personal property (i.e., property damage to your car or to your personal property damaged as a result of the assault or collision by an Uber driver) is three years. CCP § 338(b), (c).