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 "Pain and Suffering" In an Uber/Lyft Passenger Injury Case?
How "pain and suffering" is defined in a rideshare passenger injury lawsuit, and how these non-economic damages are calculated.
Will I Need to Testify in My Talc-Asbestos Injury Case?
There's a slight chance that a talc-asbestos plaintiff will have to testify at trial, but deposition testimony is a near certainty.
Get Medical Treatment If You're Injured as an Uber/Lyft Passenger
Protect your health (and any injury claim you might make) by getting prompt medical attention if you're injured as a rideshare passenger.
Will My Uber/Lyft Passenger Injury Lawsuit Settle?
Learn why most rideshare passenger injury cases settle, and what to expect from the process.
Finding a Lawyer for an Uber/Lyft Passenger Injury Lawsuit
If you're injured while riding in an Uber or Lyft vehicle, having the right lawyer on your side can be crucial.
New York Medical Malpractice Laws & Statute of Limitations
New York laws and lawsuit filing requirements that will likely affect a medical malpractice case.
Michigan Medical Malpractice Laws & Statute of Limitations
If you're filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Michigan, keep these state laws in mind.
Hernia Mesh Injury Lawsuits
When hernia mesh is defective or the implant fails, the medical device manufacturer and others may be legally responsible for the patient's harm.
Roundup Lawsuits: History and Developments
A look at the legal basis for lawsuits over Roundup, and a summary of high-profile court decisions.
Texas Medical Malpractice Laws & Statute of Limitations
Time limits for filing a lawsuit, statutory caps on recoverable damages, and other state laws that could affect a Texas medical malpractice case.