Zac Pingle was born in Florida, and grew up in several places across the United States. From a young age, Zac developed a taste for writing, reading under trees and getting into trouble. Currently, Zac resides in Oregon as a college student where he aspires to become an English professor.

The Biggest Mistakes People Make When Dealing With Insurance Claims

Settling insurance claims can sometimes be a complicated matter. Even if you only had a slight fender-bender, there are still large mistakes that people can make when dealing with insurance companies and claims adjusters. In order to make sure that you receive a fair amount for your claim, you should read through this list of […]

Surgeon General Warns Teens of E-Cigarettes

On Thursday, the US Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, voiced his concern about the growing number of youth using e-cigarettes. “Contradictory to the believe of many,” Murthy stated, “the aerosol that is produced by e-cigarettes is not harmless water vapor, for either the user, or for those who inhale it second hand.” Murthy notes that nicotine, […]

Traffic Fatalities Continue to Rise as a Result of Distracted Driving

According to the NPR article “Human Errors Drive Growing Death Toll in Auto Crashes,” the first six months of 2016 have shown higher rates of traffic fatalities. Specifically, statistics show that the first half of 2016 had a 10.4 percent higher rate of traffic-related deaths (nearly 18,000 in total) than the previous year. Government agencies […]

What are Damage Caps and How Do They Affect My Case?

In very basic terms, a damages cap is an arbitrary limit on the total compensation that a plaintiff can recover for his or her injury in certain personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability lawsuits. Damage caps have been imposed by some state legislatures to limit compensation to victims. These damage caps are typically presented […]

The Importance of Upgrading Your Bike Helmet

So, you have a sturdy bike helmet from a few years ago. Do you really need a new bike helmet? It’s true that most bicycle helmets made within the past decade do an excellent job of protecting riders. On the other hand, however, newer models of bike helmets have been designed to protect riders based […]

What Future Technology Could Mean For Motorcycle Safety

BMW recently released a concept motorcycle that claims helmets and padded clothing will be unnecessary in the distant future. The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 has some very impressive features such as self-balancing wheels, a flexible frame, electric motor, and an “electric safety cage.” The functions of these features is to, more or less, make […]

New Study Suggests That Child Sleep Duration May Correlate With Adolescent Obesity

A study that was recently published on The Pediatric Journal shows evidence that the amount of sleep your child gets at a young age (about four and a half years old), impacts the chances of him or her being obese as a teenager. Study Logistics The study participants were also a part of the Eunice […]

Athletes – Listen to Your Bodies: The Dangers of Ignoring a Concussion

  With the Rio games in full-swing, we should take a moment to discuss the dangers of concussions. Specifically, why so many athletes suffer from them and their impact on long term health. Concussion Science Concussions have been associated with several severe symptoms including: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Migraines Anxiety Depression Problems with cognitive processing Memory loss […]

In-Vehicle Communication Technology is Not as Safe as You Think

The problem of distracted driving is plaguing the roads of America. In 2014, 3,179 people were killed as a result of distracted drivers (according to the official US government website for distracted driving: Many people think that this problem can be avoided by using hands-free communication devices and other in-vehicle features. However, recent studies […]