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

Roundup Cancer Lawsuits
The popular weed killer Roundup has been linked to cancer. Here's what potential plaintiffs need to know.
New York No-Fault Car Insurance
A breakdown of New York's no-fault car insurance rules, and minimum car insurance coverage requirements in the state.
Texas Car Insurance Requirements
An in-depth look at the "financial responsibility" rules for Texas drivers, including the required minimum liability car insurance requirements, plus other Texas auto insurance rules.
How Does a No-Fault Car Insurance Claim Work?
Your own no-fault insurance usually covers your car accident injuries regardless of who caused the crash, but a lawsuit against the at-fault driver might still be possible.
District of Columbia Car Insurance Rules
A summary of the Compulsory/No-Fault Motor Vehicle Insurance Act, including minimum coverage requirements for District of Columbia vehicle owners.
Filing a Juul or Vaping Lawsuit
Juul and other e-cigarette makers are facing scrutiny (and thousands of lawsuits) over their products and their advertising.
3M Military Earplug Lawsuits
3M's Combat Arms earplugs have been linked to thousands of instances of hearing loss, tinnitus, and related problems experienced by servicemembers.
Maryland Medical Malpractice Laws
If you're filing a Maryland medical malpractice lawsuit, understand the "certificate of qualified expert" requirement, the lawsuit-filing deadline, and the statutory cap on damages.
Kansas Medical Malpractice Laws
An in-depth look at the Kansas medical malpractice laws, procedural rules, and damage caps that are sure to affect an injury claim against a doctor or other health care provider.
Idaho Medical Malpractice Laws
Idaho medical malpractice plaintiffs should get familiar with prelitigation screening panels, the statute of limitations lawsuit-filing deadline for these kinds of civil cases, and damages caps.