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You are correct that you have 3 years from the date of the "injury" to file a legal malpractice suit in Washington. The time starts to run from the actual date of the injury, so here, that would be the date that the time ran out to file the case. RCW § 4.16.080(3)
As for contracts, written is 6 years and oral is 3 years in WA. under RCW §4.16.040(1) and RCW §4.16.080(3)
The amount of any claim doesn't affect the SOL, just which court you may choose to file in..
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I wanted to clarify that by "injury" you mean when the legal malpractice occurred,
Correct. I am referring to a "legal injury" in the form of the malpractice, not any physical injury. So when he screwed up and forgot to file the documents, the day the statute of limitations on your claim expired, is the day you suffered your "legal injury".
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