Civil Assault and Battery Attorney

Helping Victims Seek Justice

For civil assault and battery cases in Ocala and surrounding areas, call attorney Christopher A. Doty. Attorney Doty handles all types of personal injury case scenarios, including those involving deliberate assault and battery. If you or a loved one has been victimized by someone in this way, you may be able to seek legal compensation for your damages. This includes your medical bills and related expenses, therapy and rehabilitation, loss of wages due to time off work, pain, suffering, and similar losses.

When you come in for your consultation with attorney Doty, he can review your case, advise you of legal rights, and explain your options in pursuing justice. Moreover, our office can assist you in finding highly skilled and qualified physicians to treat your injuries regardless of where you are located in the Central Florida area. At the Law Offices of Christopher A. Doty, we understand that as a victim of assault and battery, you have a lot to deal with. Let us handle your case from beginning to end so you can focus on healing. When you are ready to get started, contact our office. You will never pay any fees or costs unless there is a recovery. Time is of the essence, so call to schedule your consultation today.

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“No fees or costs unless we recover”

What is Civil Assault and Battery?

Even though assault and battery are generally termed together, they are actually two different things. Accordingly, assault is defined as an intended act to cause another person to fear that they are about to suffer physical harm. Examples of civil assault include threatening someone with a gun, your fists, or another object. In this case, civil assault charges can be filed even if the victim is not physically harmed. On the contrary, civil battery refers to the actual infliction of harm by way of physical violence or contact. Battery can include punching someone or hitting them with an object that causes physical damage.

Having one charge without the other is possible. However, in most cases, an assault is followed by a battery. Each state follows different classifications on how to charge assault and battery cases, which is why working with an attorney who specializes in criminal defense as well as personal injury is crucial to navigate the complications that an assault and battery case entitles.

Civil Assault and Battery Injuries

Assault and battery crimes can result in:


Broken bones


Head trauma




Internal injuries


Neck, back, and spinal cord injuries

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Florida Statute of Limitations for Assault and Battery

The statute of limitations refers to the amount of time that victims have to file a lawsuit or claim against their perpetrator. This time limit varies by state. In the state of Florida, the statute of limitations for an assault and battery case is four years after the date of the incident. However, there are a few exceptions to Florida’s statute of limitations for assault and battery cases that involve: sexual violence or sexual abuse, libel or slander, or death of the victim. If you or someone you know has fallen victim to assault and battery, contact my office today. I can look at your case and determine how long you have to file a claim.

I understand the meaning of service and demand justice…

My clients appreciate the level of personal attention I provide in their representation. As a former Marine, I understand the meaning of the word service, and will provide an aggressive, results-driven approach to your specific case. Regardless of your legal matter, I understand the anxiety and stress that any legal issue can cause my clients. That’s why I never hesitate to represent your case with the level of intensity that it deserves as the opposition and the situation requires. Whether your legal matter involves strenuous and vigorous negotiation, mediation, or aggressive representation at trial, The Law Offices of Christopher A. Doty will produce the results you deserve.

We offer payment options and military discounts

As a former Marine, it is my honor to continue to protect your rights. I truly believe that regardless of the circumstances, everyone deserves the right to the highest level of personal attention, advocacy, and legal representation.

I meet personally with all prospective clients. If you are in need of legal services, call or contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

See What Our Clients are Saying

Christopher Doty helped our family when we needed it most! Grateful for his hard work.

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Takes care of their people! Grateful for Christopher and his team.

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