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

PTSD After a Serious Car Accident
Drivers and passengers involved in serious car accidents have been known to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of the crash. Here's how that kind of diagnosis affects a car accident claim.
Be Careful What You Say at the Scene of Your Car Accident
Statements made at the scene of a car accident can come back to haunt you.
How an Attorney Can Help With Your Car Accident Claim
The right lawyer can be key in getting the best outcome for your car accident claim.
Car Accidents With Pedestrians
Here's what to do, and how to determine fault, if you hit a pedestrian.
Georgia Medical Malpractice Laws
A look at the "affidavit of expert" requirement for Georgia medical malpractice lawsuits, the lawsuit-filing deadline, and the state's cap on damages.
What Is Iowa's Statute of Limitations for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
What is the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice lawsuit in Iowa?
What Is the Virginia Statute of Limitations for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
What is the Virginia statute of limitations for a medical malpractice lawsuit?
Utah Medical Malpractice Laws
If you're filing a Utah medical malpractice lawsuit, understand the "prelitigation review" requirement, the statute of limitations, and other state laws that could affect your case.
I disagree with the police report that was written up after my car accident. What can I do?
Find out what you can do if you disagree with or would like to dispute the car accident police report the police officer prepared after your car accident.
Should I Wait Until I Reach MMI Before Accepting a Car Accident Settlement Offer?
It's never a good idea to settle your car accident claim until you've finished treating, or you at least have a well-defined understanding of the extent of your injuries and the future care you'll require.