Paradox *.LCK file creation

When attempting to open a Paradox table (via a TTable.Open) at the
same time another user is doing the exact same Open call, I am getting
a system error stating that the file I am trying to access is already
in use.  Does anyone know if the file might be one of the *.LCK files
that the BDE manages?  If so, is there a way to exert a bit of control
over this process so that it can be handled gracefully?  Thanks in
advance for any insights.