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

What Is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that's almost always caused by exposure to asbestos.
Do Minor Vehicle Accidents Need to Be Reported?
Find out when you're legally or contractually obligated to report a car accident.
What Happens If I Hit a Parked Car?
You're required to take certain steps after hitting a parked car, and fault and insurance rules are the same as with any other kind of car accident.
Montana Car Insurance Requirements
An overview of Montana's minimum car insurance requirements, how coverage is likely to affect a car accident claim, and the consequences of driving without insurance in Montana.
Airplane Turbulence and In-Flight Injuries
Airline passengers suffering in-flight injuries may be able to sue the airline, the manufacturer of the aircraft, or the maker of any faulty equipment.
Medical Malpractice Insurance Coverage Basics
Here's what both sides of a medical malpractice case need to know about the role of insurance coverage.
Can Seat Belts Cause Car Accident Injuries?
How seat belt injuries occur, how they can be prevented, and legal issues that can be raised around these kinds of injuries.
7 Types of Car Accidents and How to Avoid Them
The possibility of a car crash exists every time a driver gets behind the wheel. Learn the common causes of accidents and ways to reduce the odds of a crash.
Iowa Car Insurance Laws
Learn about Iowa's motor vehicle financial responsibility law, what insurance coverages you need to have, how to collect compensation if you’re hurt in a wreck, and more.
Lawsuits for Social Media Addiction and Mental Harm
Dozens of lawsuits link Instagram, Facebook, and other social media platforms to a mental health crisis among young people.