A couple of recent Illinois cases point out potential evidence traps involving admissions.
Derrick Roberts, while driving National Freight’s semi-truck, struck Clifton Armstead’s semi-truck in Illinois. Armstead sued Roberts, alleging that Roberts negligently operated the vehicle at excessive speed. Armstead also signed a “Compromise and Release Agreement by Stipulation” to settle a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation claim. In this agreement, under “state the precise nature of the injury,” Armstead indicated only “right knee strain.”