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

Contesting the Other Driver's Fraudulent Injury Claim
If you suspect that the other driver is faking injury, or that their claim is otherwise fraudulent, what can you do about it?
Hawaii No-Fault Car Insurance
If you're injured in a car accident in Hawaii, a claim under your own car insurance coverage may be your only option for getting compensation.
Disputing Fault In a Car Accident Case
Successfully disputing a fault finding in a car accident case can mean the difference between a fair settlement and a denied claim.
Georgia Car Insurance Requirements
Get the details on minimum car insurance coverage requirements in Georgia, plus other basics on auto insurance rules in the state.
Florida No-Fault Car Insurance
A breakdown of Florida's no-fault car insurance rules, and other state-specific insurance coverage information that is likely to affect a car accident injury claim.
Who Is at Fault For a Parking Lot Car Accident?
When you're in a parking lot accident, fault for the crash isn't usually clear-cut. Here are some key issues to consider.
Delaware Car Insurance Requirements
Get the details on minimum car insurance coverage requirements in Delaware, plus other basics on auto insurance in Delaware.
Back Injuries in Car Accident Cases
After any type of car accident, even a seemingly minor back injury can have a significant impact on your daily life.
Car Accidents and Police Reports
What does the police report contain, and how is it used during a car accident settlement or lawsuit?
Passenger Injury Claims After a Car Accident
An injured passenger may have more than one option for making a claim after a car accident.