About Us

“Helping you learn about Traumatic Brain Injury

This Traumatic Brain Injury site is not about us. It’s about you. It’s about helping you learn about the causes and treatment of traumatic brain injuries. It’s about helping you make informed decisions about dealing with TBI in the future.

If needed, it’s about helping you manage your future with TBI. TBI is more common than most know. It can range from slight and mild to crippling, a problem that needs lifelong treatment and care.

About This Site

By using this site, you’ll learn how you can manage aspects of your traumatic brain injury or that of loved one. You’ll learn what the future may or may not hold for you and TBI. You’ll learn about the causes and who may be responsible for your TBI situation.

You’ll be able to estimate the costs of your future management of TBI and the realistic options to pay for those costs.

Who is it for?

This site is for anyone affected by traumatic brain injury. It is for the victim. It is for their families. It is for any counsel they might have.

This site is for anyone seeking advice in managing TBI or dealing with the future of an injury to themselves or to someone in their care.

Our Expertise

We represent the firm of Wagar Richard Kutcher Tygier & Luminais, LLP. As a firm, we have tens of thousands of hours of experience in dealing with complex legal cases. We have been a prominent civil litigation law firm for over twenty years.

We’ve been recognized by our peers as preeminent and outstanding advocates.

Our Attorneys

We can help you determine your legal needs in managing a case of traumatic brain injury.

Chip Wagar

Chip Wagar
Chip Wagar

Chip applies his more than three decades of civil trial litigation experience to the most complex and difficult cases of medical malpractice and products liability. While based in the New Orleans area, his multi-state practice takes him to many other states including Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas.

Chip is meticulous in preparation. His courtroom advocacy on behalf of both his individual and corporate clients is passionate.

Chip’s preeminent professional achievements have been recognized by his peers and various legal and professional organizations. These include Super Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the International Association of Defense Counsel. He is a Life Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has received Martindale’s highest (AV) rating for lawyers for more than 25 years.

In January 2015, he was lead counsel in a medical malpractice wrongful death case in New Orleans that resulted in a multimillion-dollar jury award; the highest damage award to a single medical malpractice victim in Louisiana history.

Chip handles medical malpractice cases all over Louisiana and southern Mississippi.

Chip also represents local, national and international manufacturers in products liability litigation claims involving the defense of personal injury, property damage and business interruption claims.

Chip has been a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, an invitation-only organization of preeminent defense attorneys and regularly represents Fortune 500 clients in these cases.

Chip has taught trial advocacy to hundreds of lawyers over the years with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and to law students at Tulane and LSU law schools in Louisiana. He is an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University’s College of Law where he teaches Medical Malpractice law.

He is also an award-winning writer of historical fiction. He has published two novels, An American in Vienna and The Carpathian Assignment. He is also the producer and narrator of the podcast series Killing Time, about military history.

Sarah Hickman

Sarah Hickman
Sarah Hickman

Sarah’s legal career began long before she went to law school. Sarah has worked for the firm in one capacity or another since she was an intern in high school. She has been a legal assistant, paralegal and finally as an attorney since October 2014.

She began attending and assisting at trials in her teens, which helped her understand the degree of preparation and attention to detail that marks her as a lawyer today.

A Louisiana native, Sarah was an outstanding athlete growing up. She was selected as a high school All American in 2004 in soccer. She enjoys history, politics, and travel. She spent some of her time as LSU in overseas study in Paris.

Sarah’s practice is in medical malpracticeproducts liability, and other general casualty litigation.

She has served as counsel of record and has participated in trial and appellate court practice in several important cases.

Call us for a free evaluation of your Traumatic Brain Injury case. Call 504-830-3838