New Orleans Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

Each year between 1,000,000 and 2,300,000 people suffer a traumatic brain injury in the United States. Based on this statistic up to 12,000 individuals in the Greater New Orleans area will also be the victims of a TBI.

Traumatic Brain Injuries are serious medical problems. Even a concussion can have unforeseen consequences. Moderate to severe brain injuries can create problems for the victim for the rest of his or her life.

Some of the causes of TBI include:

  • Falls
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Self-harm
  • Violence
  • Being struck by an object

The cost of treatment can become very expensive immediately and over the lifetime of the victim. Costs will soon exceed the ability of the victim and his or her family to pay.

The lifetime costs of treatment can be from $85,000 to $3,000,000. A victim may never work again or work in a high paying job that requires superior cognitive skills. Loss wages can run into the millions.

You can never underestimate the emotional costs not only to the victim but to the family and to caregivers.

The total tally resulting from a TBI can be large.


In cases where another party is at fault for the injury, a victim can secure and is due financial compensation for the losses suffered by the victim and the family. The only way to secure this compensation is through the help of a qualified and well-practiced attorney.

A local attorney who knows Louisiana law and the court system is the right choice.

Chip Wagar
Chip Wagar

Chip Wagar

Chip Wagar is just such a New Orleans based attorney.

Chip is a named partner and one of the founders of Wagar Richard Kutcher Tygier & Luminais, LLP. The firm is in Metairie, Louisiana.

Chip has three decades of unparalleled civil trial litigation experience. He handles some of the most difficult medical malpractice or liability cases. Based near New Orleans, he has a multi-state practice which includes:

  • Massachusetts
  • Pennsylvania
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Mississippi
  • Texas

In 2015, he was the lead counsel in a medical malpractice, wrongful death case in New Orleans that resulted in a multi-million-dollar jury award. It remains the highest damage award in the state of Louisiana.

Chip’s care and concern for his clients goes beyond the dollar compensation they deserve. He understands the need to relieve victims and their families of their worries and concern for the future.

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury call Chip at (504) 830-3838 for a Free Case Analysis. There is no risk for you to find out if Chip may be able to help you. Don’t wait another minute.