For a wrongful death lawsuit to be valid, it must meet specific statutory requirements. For instance, only a surviving spouse can file a lawsuit in the first year after the death. Also, the heirs can join the lawsuit the spouse’s consent or wait another year to file their own claim. Surviving parents can only file a lawsuit in the absence of heirs or a surviving spouse. The claim can be invalidated if it doesn’t meet these requirements. Contact us At Singleton Law Firm Atlanta at (770) 889-6010 or submit an online free case evaluation. We offer FREE initial consultation.