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

California Car Insurance Requirements
How much car insurance do California vehicle owners need?
Lost Wages in Car Accident Claims
If you've lost income because of your car accident injuries, that's a recoverable component of your damages, but you'll need to back up your claim with the right documentation.
Taxi Cab Accidents: Who is Liable for Injuries?
A taxi cab's involvement in a car accident doesn't affect your ability to make an injury claim, but it could affect the outcome.
Indiana Medical Malpractice Laws
If you're filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Indiana, get familiar with the medical review process and key state laws that could affect your case.
What is the Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in Kentucky?
Get the details of Kentucky's statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits, and learn why it's so important to comply with the lawsuit filing deadline set by this procedural law.
Kentucky Car Accident Laws
A detailed look at the statutory time limits for filing a car accident lawsuit in Kentucky's courts, the state's comparative negligence rule, and more.
Montana Car Accident Laws
The filing deadline for bringing a car accident lawsuit to court in Montana, the state's comparative negligence law, and rules for reporting a Montana car accident.
Massachusetts No-Fault Car Insurance
A breakdown of the Massachusetts no-fault car insurance system, and minimum car insurance coverage requirements in the state.
Tennessee Car Insurance Requirements
Tennessee's minimum car insurance requirements, how auto insurance coverage is likely to affect a car accident claim, and the penalties for driving without insurance in Tennessee.
South Dakota Car Insurance Requirements
The minimum car insurance coverage requirements in South Dakota, how coverage is likely to affect a car accident claim, and the penalties for driving without mandatory insurance in South Dakota.