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

When a Car Accident Case Goes to Trial
If car insurance settlement talks fail, a trial may be necessary to resolve your car accident lawsuit.
Can the Victim of a Sexual Assault File a Civil Lawsuit?
A sexual abuse survivor can probably sue the perpretrator in civil court, but getting monetary compensation might be tricky.
PIP (Personal Injury Protection) Claims After a Car Accident
Learn how your own PIP (or "no-fault") coverage might cover the financial impact of your car accident injuries.
Car Accident Injury Cases: The Basics
If you've been injured in a car accident, start here to understand your claim options.
Colorado's Legal Options for Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors
Colorado has expanded sexual abuse survivors' lawsuit-filing rights, including a temporary filing window that could address decades-old abuse.
California’s Legal Options for Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors
The California Child Victims Act expands the rights of those who are ready to take legal action against abuse perpetrators and others.
Vermont's Legal Options for Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors
Vermont has greatly expanded survivors' ability to file a lawsuit over childhood sexual abuse, even when the harm occurred decades ago.
Will My Zantac (Ranitidine) Lawsuit Settle?
Learn why most Zantac (ranitidine) lawsuits settle, and what to expect from the process.
How Much Will It Cost to Bring a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Out-of-pocket costs to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit are typically covered by the injured patient's attorney, but there are some things to watch out for.
Can an Uninsured Patient Be Denied Emergency Treatment?
If you don't have health insurance, the hospital probably still needs to give you emergency care, and failure to do so can equal medical malpractice.