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 'Res Ipsa Loquitur' In a Medical Malpractice Case?
The "res ipsa loquitur" rule often comes up in medical negligence cases where the patient was harmed while sedated.
New York Car Accident Laws
New York's deadlines for filing car accident lawsuits, the state's rules on shared fault for a crash, and NY drivers' legal duties to report a car accident.
Illinois Car Accident Laws
Find out how long you have to file an Illinois car accident lawsuit, learn about Illinois’ car insurance and accident reporting laws, and more.
What If the Claims Adjuster Denies Coverage For My Injury?
A look at your options when the insurance company says your injury isn't covered under the policy.
How Do I Prove Future Lost Earnings in a Personal Injury Case?
If your injuries prevent you from working, you can get compensation for future lost earnings, but you'll need to bolster this claim with detailed evidence.
Washington Car Accident Laws
Find out how long you have to file a car accident lawsuit, when you must report an accident, what happens when more than one person is to blame for an accident, and more.
Are California Parents Responsible When Their Child Causes an Injury?
California's parental responsibility laws can place parents on the legal hook when their children cause harm to others.
Mediation of Car Accident Claims
The right mediator can guide the parties to an agreeable out-of-court resolution to a car accident case.
California Slip and Fall Laws
If you're making an insurance claim or filing a personal injury lawsuit after a slip and fall in California, keep these state laws in mind.
Pennsylvania Car Accident Laws
Learn about Pennsylvania’s car accident lawsuit filing deadline, accident reporting and insurance requirements, and more.