Lubbock, Texas – The law firm of Glasheen, Valles & Inderman filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday on behalf of Dr. Razvan Gelca. Gelca’s wife, Dr. Rodica Gelca, was killed on March 27 when she was struck by a compressed gas canister when their neighbors’ residence in the Tech Terrace neighborhood exploded. Razvan was also seriously injured in the blast. The lawsuit names the surviving neighbor as the defendant.
A copy of the lawsuit filed in Lubbock County District Court can be viewed here.
A press conference will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9 at the law offices of Glasheen, Valles & Inderman, which is located at 1302 Texas Ave, Lubbock TX 79401. Attorney Chad Inderman and his client, Dr. Razvan Gelca, will be in attendance.
The Gelcas lived at their home on 21st Street in the Tech Terrace neighborhood in Lubbock, Texas. On the evening of March 27, 2018, they saw bright flashes coming from their neighbors’ house, which was owned by John Fleming and Candace Chase. Their neighbors’ residence was engulfed in flames.
The Gelcas grabbed a water hose to slow the spread of the fire, when suddenly and without warning a large explosion occurred on their neighbors’ premises. A gas cylinder flew from the house, striking Rodica, killing her. Razvan was also struck by flying debris. After the fire, multiple large gas cylinders littered the neighboring yard. Fleming was also killed in the fire and explosion.
The lawsuit alleges that Chase and Fleming were negligent for keeping highly-flammable and hazardous materials at their residence.
The plaintiff’s attorney, Chad Inderman, of Glasheen, Valles & Inderman, said “We want to know what chemicals were in the house and why they were keeping them in the Tech Terrace neighborhood.”
The lawsuit seeks damages for the wrongful death of Rodica, as well Razvan’s personal injury damages.
“My client lost his wife, and he was also seriously injured in the blast,” Inderman said. “We want answers, and we want to hold the appropriate individuals and organizations accountable for their actions.”
For further information, please contact attorney Chad Inderman of Glasheen, Valles & Inderman, LLP at (806) 776-1331.
Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Law Firm
Glasheen, Valles & Inderman, LLP is a personal injury law firm that focuses on cases resulting in major and catastrophic injuries and death. The law firm has offices in Lubbock, Odessa, El Paso, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, and Albuquerque.