DETROIT, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, the accident attorneys at Goodman Acker P.C. have undertaken a number of community benefits and fundraisers dedicated to supporting the nation's veterans, and the response Goodman Acker P.C. have received has been overwhelming. By banding together with the local Detroit community, the law firm has raised thousands of dollars for veterans and collected much-needed items like clothing, shoes, coats, blankets, and disposable goods.
"Participating in these projects has helped us to realize the scope of our nation's shortcomings when it comes to taking care of our returning veterans. Many veterans struggle to obtain the care they need or gain access to the resources and benefits that have been designed to help them return to civilian life. Without access to these resources, many returning servicemen and servicewomen struggle with suicide, homelessness, and lack of needed medical care," says Senior Partner and Attorney Gerald Acker.
Goodman Acker P.C. wants to spread awareness of the serious health issues of veterans, which is why they have created the infographic, "We Care About Our Veterans." The infographic is a visual display of the many struggles veterans face, including information and statistics on homelessness, suicide rates, financial needs, medical needs and more.
To view the "We Care About Our Veterans" Infographic, visit http://www.goodmanacker.com/Infographic
The personal injury attorneys at Goodman Acker P.C. encourage the public to view the infographic and share it with friends and family as an urgent call to action. The infographic can be shared by copying and pasting the embed code on a website, emailing the link to friends and family, and/or sharing the link on your favorite social media channels, such as Facebook and Twitter.
"Returning soldiers are a vulnerable group, and for too long our nation has turned a blind eye to their needs. These facts and statistics are a sobering and critical call to action," says Acker. "The more people that are aware of this problem, the sooner we a solution can be found to the many injustices our brave veterans face every day."
Some of the alarming statistics found on the infographic include a 33.8% poverty rate for veterans within the ages of 35 to 54 (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) and nearly 50,000 homeless veterans in the United States (U.S. Department of Houston and Urban Development, 2014).
Goodman Acker P.C. believe that the people who have selflessly fought to protect our country should not have to suffer neglect and indignity upon their return home. The law firm urges its community to share this infographic with everyone they know and take action to help support veterans.
If you are a veteran in need of legal assistance, please contact Goodman Acker P.C. today to speak with one of our trusted personal injury attorneys.
Goodman Acker P.C. is a Detroit-based law firm out of Southfield, Michigan handling all types of personal injury cases, including Michigan car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bite injuries, long term/short term disability claims, medical malpractice and more. It handles cases in the Tri-County area and throughout the entire state. Each year, the firm holds a veterans' fundraiser to collect items for returning service members. In 2015, the firm was honored with an American Patriot Award for their efforts. For more information on the law firm and the types of cases they accept, please visit Goodman Acker P.C. online at www.goodmanacker.com.
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