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

Car Accident Cases in Small Claims Court
Should you consider small claims court to get compensation for vehicle damage or minor injuries after a car accident?
Who is Responsible for Paying Car Accident Medical Bills?
Responsibility for car accident medical bills can fall on numerous parties, both in the short term, and once fault for the crash is sorted out.
What Is a Lien on a Car Accident Injury Settlement?
A health care provider, an insurance company, or some other party might be entitled to a portion of your car accident settlement.
Deposition Questions in Loss of Consortium Claims
When a car accident case includes a "loss of consortium" claim, some very personal questions may be asked during deposition.
What Does an Insurance Adjuster Do After a Car Accident?
Get a sense of how insurance adjusters operate, and get an advantage when it's time to settle your car insurance claim.
Police Reports In Car Accident Claims
A police report can be an important piece of the fault puzzle in a car accident case.
After a Car Accident: 6 Steps to Take
Protect yourself and your car accident claim with this post-accident checklist.
Fault for Rear-End Car Accidents
When one vehicle rear-ends another, the fault for the crash usually -- but not always -- lies with the tailing driver.
North Carolina Car Accident Settlement Example
After a North Carolina car accident, take a look at this hypothetical claim example to get an idea of how a settlement might look.
Oregon Car Accident Settlement Example
This hypothetical claim example can give you an idea of how a settlement might look after an Oregon car accident.