Brightline Lays Off 250 After It Suspends South Florida Service Due To Coronavirus

Brightline Lays off 250 After it Suspends South Florida Service Due to Coronavirus

Virgin Trains USA, the parent company of the Brightline express train, confirmed it laid off 250 out of more than 300 South Florida workers this week after announcing Wednesday it was suspending its South Florida service amid coronavirus concerns. The company said it hopes to rehire most of the workers once service resumes, but said it was too soon to say when that would be.

The layoffs were not limited to local station and track workers: Among those laid off was Bob O’Malley, vice president of corporate development. Meanwhile, more than 700 construction workers on the company’s Orlando route remain employed. In addition to the Orlando project, Virgin Trains is also building an express line from Las Vegas to Southern California.

Train Accidents in South Florida

Train accidents are more common than you think. According to data from the Federal Railroad Administration, more than 11,000 rail accidents occurred in the United States in 2019 alone, resulting in 845 deaths. Of the 11,000 reported accidents, about 50% of the reported accidents took place in Florida. Any time a car or person is involved in a railroad or train accident, the outcome is almost always devastating.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a Florida train accident, the proper course of action is to file a negligence lawsuit against the railroad, railroad employee, property owner, and/or government entity, for your injuries. If you have the most unfortunate experience of sustaining an injury or losing a loved one in a Florida train accident, then you should reach out to the personal injury attorneys at Suarez & Montero.

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The attorneys at Suarez & Montero can meet with you to discuss further. always available to talk with you and answer your questions. Our skillful attorneys are genuinely committed to our clients. We will fight to make sure that you get the maximum amount of compensation owed to you.

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