David Goguen

J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law

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 the Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in Wisconsin?
Here's how Wisconsin's personal injury statutes of limitations work, and why it's critical to meet the filing deadline that applies to your case.
Difference Between a Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Claim
The biggest and most important difference between a personal injury claim and a workers' compensation claim is that a personal injury claim is based on fault while a workers’ comp case is not.
Workers' Compensation Coverage for Nerve Damage
All types of work environments can lead to nerve damage and other nerve injuries. Some of these cases stem from falls or other sudden traumatic injuries, while others arise because of repetitive stress.
Is a Lawsuit Possible If Sexual Abuse Happened a Long Time Ago?
The law in your state might give survivors of childhood sexual abuse extra time to seek justice in court.
Filing a Complaint About an Insurance Company's Unfair Settlement Tactics
What to do when the insurance adjuster takes an unreasonable stance on your personal injury claim.
Collecting Injury Compensation Beyond Insurance Policy Limits
It's not easy, but you can sometimes collect personal injury damages beyond the limits of the at-fault party's insurance coverage.
Who is Legally Responsible for Defects in Construction?
Liability for injury or other damage resulting from construction defects usually falls on the architect/engineer or contractor/subcontractors.
When You're at Fault for an Accident
When you're the defendant in a personal injury case, consider these dos and don'ts.
When To Sue For an Injury
Here's what to consider before filing a lawsuit or insurance claim when you've been injured in an accident.
When Must The Insurance Adjuster Respond To Your Demand Letter?
There's no law requiring the insurance company to respond to your injury demand letter, but most will as a matter of good business practice.