DISABILITY RETIREMENT INCOME AND THE COLLATERAL SOURCE RULE
Fall 2017 ISSUE
This article was authored by Lawrence A. Strid and was published in the Fall 2017 Issue of the “The Gavel”, the official publication of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association . It is copyrighted to the OCTLA but is being published herein with its consent.
A. THE PERMANENTLY DISABLED PLAINTIFF
A serious injury to a plaintiff who was previously employed may result in their being permanently or indefinitely disabled.
When this occurs, the plaintiff will most likely seek some sort of collateral disability income, be it Social Security disability or possibly some sort of disability retirement income available from their employer. The latter feature is especially prevalent in the benefits package of certain employees who have been working for a governmental employer...