David Goguen

J.D.

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 If I'm Hit By an Uninsured Driver?
If your car accident was caused by an uninsured driver, your uninsured motorist (UM) coverage will kick in, if you have it. If your car insurance policy doesn't include UIM coverage, your options are limited.
Fault for Rear-End Car Accidents
When one vehicle rear-ends another, fault for the crash usually -- but not always -- lies with the tailing driver.
Rear-End Car Accident Settlements
When resolving your rear-end car accident claim out of court, here's what to expect in terms of the settlement process and the insurance company's valuation of your injury claim.