Senior Partner Marc Weingarten named Super Lawyer for plaintiff product liability for the 10th time in 2015. (Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. – superlawyers.com). To learn more about Mr. Weingarten’s practice and accomplishments, go to Super Lawyers or view his Locks Law Firm profile.
Concussions in amateur sports: What do we do now?
In his recently published article on mainlinemedianews.com, Attorney David Langfitt discusses the risks associated with concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in amateur and youth sports. Drawing attention to policies and steps that should be taken when any athlete suffers a hit or blow to the head, he reminds us that, "we should recognize that the excitement the athletes bring us comes with serious risk and cost – and not one of them is getting paid to perform."
The Locks Law Firm is Investigating the Tragic Amtrak Train 188 Accident
On May 12, 2015, Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 was involved in a devastating accident which killed eight people and sent more than 200 to local hospitals. The Locks Law Firm is sorry to hear of this incident and wishes to express that the victims and their families are in our thoughts.
Unfortunately, information has come to light to support the conclusion that the negligence of Amtrak and its employees were responsible for the tragic accident. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the train was traveling 106 mph around a curve with a 50-mph speed limit. NTSB has further stated that the train was traveling 70 mph approximately 65 seconds prior to the crash, yet it continued to accelerate around a significant curve in the tracks. Prior to the accident, the engineer onboard advocated for the use of technology to slow a dangerously fast train when the engineer does not, yet Train 188 failed to implement such procedures. The Locks Law Firm is also investigating Amtrak’s personnel policies, training, use of technology, and safety procedures.