David Goguen


David Goguen is a Legal Editor at Nolo, focusing on claimants' rights in personal injury cases. He is a member of the State Bar of California with almost two decades of experience in litigation and legal publishing. His work has been featured and quoted in a number of publications, including Medscape and Fodor’s.

Education. David is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he made his first foray into publishing as a member of the USF Maritime Law Journal board of editors. 

Legal career. After a few years as a practicing attorney, handling everything from car accident claims to groundwater pollution cases, David began his career as a Legal Editor. Over the years at Nolo, David’s area of expertise has expanded to encompass all kinds of injury-related cases, from fender benders and medical malpractice to the latest mass tort cases making headlines—including Roundup-cancer lawsuits.

Personal injury law. Few areas of the law are more fraught with stress than personal injury. Accidents are by definition unexpected, and they can give rise to all kinds of uncertainty. In the days and weeks following an injury, more and more people go online with questions about their options and the right path forward, and David is proud to be part of a Nolo team that provides some of the best answers out there.

Articles By David Goguen

No Fault Car Insurance: States with "Serious Injury" Thresholds
In a number of no-fault car insurance states, you can't file a liability claim against the at-fault driver unless your injuries qualify as "serious" under state law.
Good Samaritan Laws at the Scene of a Car Accident
"Good Samaritan" laws are meant to shield from civil liability those who are simply trying to help at an accident scene.
Should I File a Car Accident Lawsuit?
When does it make sense to halt settlement talks and take a car accident claim to court?
Checklist of Records to Gather After a Car Accident
Getting your hands on the right documentation can be crucial to your car accident case. This checklist can help.
Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits
Baby powder, cosmetics, and other talc-based products have been linked to asbestos and cancer. Here's what claimants need to know.
Passenger Injury Claims After a Car Accident
An injured passenger may have more than one option for making a claim after a car accident.
Car Accidents Caused by Driver Negligence
Understand the legal theory behind the all-important "Who was at fault?" question in car accident cases.
What Happens When Someone Else Gets in an Accident in Your Car
The car insurance coverage picture and potential liability rules when a driver causes an accident in someone else's vehicle.
Before You Sign a Release In Your Car Accident Claim
Read this before you sign a release and agree to the insurance company's settlement offer after a car accident.
Airbag Injuries and Car Accidents
When your car accident injuries are caused -- or made worse -- by the deployment of an air bag, here's what you need to know.