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Christopher W. Wood

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Christopher Wood was raised just outside of Redding, California, where he worked construction for his father growing up. He worked on weekends and summer breaks performing residential, commercial and industrial construction. The value of showing up and giving your all was ingrained in him at a young age through his father’s example of hard work and dedication. These qualities have been invaluable to Mr. Wood as a trial lawyer because trying cases for victims requires an incredible amount of time and dedication. As a lawyer, Mr. Wood is responsible for giving a victim the very best representation and an opportunity to be treated fairly by a jury of his or her peers.

Christopher W. Wood became the youngest named partner at the Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP at age 37. He was voted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) by his trial lawyer peers in 2012. (Less than 1 percent of all practicing lawyers throughout the country are admitted as ABOTA members.) He has devoted his entire legal career to helping families who have been impacted by catastrophic injuries and/or the death of a loved one.

Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP is committed to doing what it takes to hold negligent parties responsible for their wrongdoing. Christopher Wood, along with the rest of the firm, have the resources and the drive to take on anyone necessary to stand by their clients.

A Steadfast Commitment to Zealous Representation

Mr. Wood is one of the few trial lawyers who has tried cases to verdict during the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing to hold corporations accountable during difficult times. He recently received a $4.3 million judgment against Jelly Belly Candy Company in Stanislaus County for injuries sustained by his client, Sandra K. Jelly Belly offered a $1 million settlement but now owes over $4.3 million following the 3-week trial. Mr. Wood also recently settled a case involving an explosion and a corporate defendant for $5.1 million. Prior to that, he obtained a $2.3 million judgment against Folsom Ready Mix following a jury trial in Sacramento County. Folsom Ready Mix's driver rear-ended a line of vehicles including the injured victim, Bonnie S. Ms. S. went on to have significant issues with cervical injuries requiring pain management. After the trial, jurors approached the defendants and told them that they hoped the verdict sent a message to the corporation regarding their safety program that Mr. Wood has successfully argued did not meet appropriate standards for the Sacramento community.

Mr. Wood was instrumental in setting the standard for admissibility of medical expenses in trials across the State of California. His case Greer v. Buzgheia was affirmed and published in 2006 by the Third District Court of Appeal. Greer allows the plaintiff to introduce all medical expenses an injured victim is facing, as opposed to limiting damages to what was paid by health insurance.

Mr. Wood has also worked to protect police officers and fire personnel. His case Terry v. Garcia was published by the Third District Court of Appeal and confirms the independent negligence exception to the fireman's rule. Terry states that, when a police officer or fireman is responding to a call and is injured in the process by a third party, they can recover against that third party for their injuries as opposed to relying solely upon worker's compensation benefits. His work in instrumental cases like these has helped his clients and many other Californians recover full compensation after being injured.

Mr. Wood's wife, Amy Wood, is a teacher for Sacramento County. She has devoted her career to helping children in the community who are emotionally disturbed and have a wide variety of learning disabilities. Mr. and Mrs. Wood have twin boys, Henry and Jameson, as well as a daughter Lila and son William.

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Construction Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Honors and Awards
  • Best Oral Argument - Moot Court
  • Super Lawyer - Rising Star
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Vice President, Member
  • Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Santa Clara Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Lincoln Law School, Sacramento, California
    • Juris Doctor - 1997
  • California State University, Sacramento
    • Bachelor of Science - 1993
  • Middlesex University, London, England

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1998

Awards and Accolades

A Proven Record of Success

Attorney Wood Has Recovered Millions For His Clients
  • Wrongful Death - Dangerous Farming Practices $12.4 Million

    Christopher Wood and Kelsey Fischer obtained a $12.4 million settlement for the Hayes family following the tragic death of Becky Hayes caused by dangerous nighttime farming practices in Sutter County.

  • Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Intoxicated School District Employee $6.5 Million

    In January 2019 a School District paid $6.5 Million to a victim of a motor vehicle collision.

  • Paratransit Bus Accident $6.4 Million

    Verdict: $6.4 Million | Placer County | Avery v. City of Roseville

  • Tractor-Trailer Accident $5.5 Million

    Settlement: $5.5 Million | Sacramento County | Tomasetti v. Hemi Express, Inc., et al.

  • Fall From Ladder $5.24 Million

    Verdict: $5.24 Million | Yuba County | Jane Doe v. Sundt Construction, Inc.

  • Cyclist Struck By Work Vehicle $5 Million

    Settlement: $5 Million | Sacramento County | John Doe v. John Slaughter / Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.

  • Motor Vehicle Collision $4.3 Million

    During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Mr. Wood and Kelsey Fischer tried a case against Jelly Belly Candy Company in Modesto, California. Their client was injured in a motor vehicle collision where a Jelly Belly employee was at fault.

  • Motorcycle Accident $3.5 Million

    Settlement: $3.5 Million | Sacramento County | Shukry v. Salas.

  • Pedestrians Hit By Drunk Driver $3.2 Million

    On June 1, 2012, Amy Elliott and Steven Galvan were standing on the sidewalk at the corner of Fair Oaks Boulevard and Howe Avenue when a drunk driver struck them as they waited to cross the street. After the initial collision, the drunk driver did not stop but continued to drive several hundred feet before colliding with another vehicle that was stopped at a stop sign.

  • Spine Injury $2.3 Million

    Folsom Ready Mix’s training and safety program were below the standard of care resulting in a ready-mix driver rear-ending a line of vehicles while fully loaded. Bonnie S. suffered injuries to her cervical spine and was required to undergo pain management treatment.

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What People Are Saying About DBBWC
  • The consistent care for my dad and our family means more to me than I can express. You are incredible at what you do and truly have made such a significant and positive impact on our entire family’s livelihood.

    - Nick W.

Why Clients Choose Us

  • We Have Helped Thousands of Injured Clients Secure Successful Verdicts & Settlements
  • We Have In-Depth Experience in All Types of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims
  • Our Team Has Received Numerous Awards and Accolades Including “Best of the Bar", "Consumer Attorney of the Year” and More
  • You Can Count On Working with Your Own Lawyer and Receiving Prompt Responses to Your Concerns
  • No Case is Too Large or Too Small for Our Team to Handle
  • Lawyers, Doctors, Hospitals, Judges and Past Clients Continually Refer Cases to Us

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