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

Injury Claims From Accidents Involving Public Transportation
If you are injured in an accident caused by a bus, train, subway, or other "common carrier", who is liable for your injuries?
Protect Your Car Accident Claim After a Crash: 6 Steps
Boost your chances of coming away from the car accident claim process with a good result.
The Damages and Compensation Formula in an Injury Case
A look at the math and reasoning behind the insurer adjuster's valuation of your personal injury claim.
Filing a Civil Lawsuit for Child Sexual Abuse
Unlike the criminal law process, which punishes abusers, civil lawsuits compensate survivors of sexual abuse.
What You Must Prove to Win a Slip and Fall Injury Claim
To win a slip and fall claim, you need to establish the property owner's liability for an unsafe condition.
Is a Doctor's Negligence Ever Automatic In a Medical Malpractice Case?
The liability concept "res ipsa loquitur" can help tip the balance of a medical malpractice lawsuit more in the patient's favor.
Injury Lawsuits for Skiing & Snowboarding Accidents
If you are injured in a skiing or snowboarding accident caused by another person, that person may be sued for your damages.
Are Your Slip and Fall Injuries Covered by Homeowner's Insurance?
When does a homeowner's insurance policy cover a slip-and-fall accident, and how should you pursue your claim?
PIP (Personal Injury Protection) Claims After a Car Accident
Your own PIP (or "no-fault") coverage might cover some of the financial impact of your car accident injuries.
How an Expert Medical Witness Shows Negligence
Medical expert testimony is usually necessary to prove negligence in a medical malpractice case, and some states require it.