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

Sample Reply Letter to Too-Low Injury Settlement Offer
Use this sample as a guide in crafting your own response to the insurance company's unreasonably low injury settlement offer.
New Hampshire Car Insurance Laws
An explanation of New Hampshire's Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law, how insurance affects a car accident claim, and more.
Ohio Car Insurance Requirements
The basics of Ohio's "financial responsibility" rules when it comes to car accidents, and much more.
What Happens If I Turn Down the Car Insurance Company's First Settlement Offer?
The car insurance company's first settlement offer is often just that—a first offer. So what are your options as far as a response?
Who's at Fault for an Accident FAQ
When you're making an injury claim after an accident, proving who is responsible is crucial, but it can be a challenge.
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.
Oregon Car Insurance Requirements
Oregon's mandatory car insurance rules, how coverage will affect a car accident claim, and the penalties for driving without insurance in Oregon.
South Carolina Medical Malpractice Laws
A look at the "notice of intent to file" requirement for South Carolina medical malpractice lawsuits, the state's cap on medical malpractice damages, and more.
Louisiana Car Insurance Laws
Everything Louisiana vehicle owners need to know about the state's car insurance requirements, and more.
Georgia Car Insurance Requirements
Minimum car insurance coverage requirements in Georgia, plus other auto insurance rules in the state.