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Christopher W. Wood

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Christopher W. Wood is the 2023 ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates) Trial Lawyer of the Year for the Sacramento Chapter. He has also recently been invited to be a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Wood has spent his entire legal career representing clients in serious and complex injury cases. He has tried cases all over the State of California involving personal injury, product liability, wrongful death, brain injury as well as spinal cord injury.

Christopher W. Wood grew up outside of Redding, California where he worked for his father in the construction industry. He knew he wanted to be a trial lawyer at the age of 17 when his mother sat as a juror on a trial in Shasta County. From that day forward, Mr. Wood has dedicated his life to honing his trial skills for the benefit of his clients.

Notable Results:

  • $21 Million Settlement in Fresno County against Farm for a woman who was involved in a farming/vehicle injury case resulting in spinal cord injury in 2023.
  • $12.4 Million Settlement in Sutter County for negligent farming leading to motor vehicle collision on adjacent roadway wrongful death case.
  • $7 Million Settlement in Nevada County for an E.coli case where children using a private lake were exposed to E.coli, several of which contracted HUS.
  • $6 Million Verdict in Placer County against MV Transportation for a client who suffered a brain injury after being dropped off a wheelchair lift.
  • $5.5 Million Verdict in Sacramento County for client who tripped and fell as a result of a dangerous sidewalk.

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Construction Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

Honors and Awards

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • 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.

Our Clients Come first 

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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