Over the past several months SRI assisted Jerry Cox Esq. and Jim Cox Esq. to defend Dwight Hughes against the charges of Murder and Assault in the 1st degree. With the help of SRI’s crime scene reconstruction team and the physical evidence, Mr. Hughes was found not guilty on Friday, March 18, 2016 on all…Details
Our very own Joey Stidham has been asked to speak at an Expert Seminar being put together by the Kentucky Justice Association. The seminar will be held at the Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville on April 15th. To register call please contact Amy Preher at 502-339-8890 asap!
Stidham Reconstruction and Investigations recently assisted a trial in Knott County Kentucky where we tracked down witnesses to help the plaintiff put together a case against 3M. 3M was was sued for putting defective dust masks into use for coal miners. The Knot County jury awarded an 8 million dollar verdict as a result of…Details
SRI is currently investigating a complaint made by numerous parents of children at a Tennessee school in which the school held a health and wellness event. The school brought in local doctors that conducted mandatory fitness and health testing in their gym. Students documented the results of their fellow students evaluation’s. Per attorney’s of the…Details
Today’s commercial vehicles are rapidly becoming more and more digitalized. There are commercial trucks that are totally autonomous already at work in the United States and Europe. One of the core principles of SRI is to be on the cutting edge of technology in the field. To that end, Joseph Stidham, owner of SRI, has just completed…Details
Do you know what these pictures are all about? They contain evidence found in a commercial vehicle accident. If you are ever involved in a traffic collision, you need someone to pinpoint and interpret evidence such as this. We at SRI are here to assist you!Details
Today’s roadways are cluttered with distractions for motorists. We are continuously seeing LED billboards that constantly change pictures and messages and most often they are found on interstates where a high rate of speed is already a factor in driving safety. The term for this in the field of traffic…Details
There are three factors that cause traffic collisions to occur. They include: environmental, mechanical, and human conditions. While working in Ashland, KY, I was stopped by a traffic light where I could barely see due to the severe environmental condition caused by the sun glare. Many of us face this…Details
SRI is a company with a vision of helping people. For 18 years we have helped countless individuals and companies in many different areas: criminal, civil, child custody, divorce, business and medical. Our team in 2015 had 5 seperate criminal cases dismissed by the prosecutors motion, numerous civil cases were settled, several domestic cases were…Details
To the untrained eye this is just a picture of a broken light bulb. However, this picture first depicts the forensic photography skills of SRI’s trained investigator and the evidence contained int this photograph speaks volumes to the trained reconstructionist.
On Thursday, December 10, 2015 the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the adoption of a Final Rule that will improve roadway safety. This rule incorporates technology to strengthen commercial truck and bus driver’s compliance with hours-of-service regulations that prevent fatigue among drivers. In the past drivers have been…Details
To full understand the higher level of knowledge, experience, skills, and physical abilities than that required to drive a non-commercial vehicle, I personally just got my commercial vehicle license for the SRI truck. In order to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), an applicant must pass both skills and knowledge testing geared to these…Details
Unfortunately all too often trusted officials don’t uphold their duty to protect and defend those individuals serving time for various crimes in our jail system. This was the case in the 2013 wrongful death case of inmate Larry Trent in the Perry County Detention Center. Deputy Jailers Damon Hickman, and William Howell beat Trent to…Details
In the past 40 days, SRI’s crime scene re-constructionist, Shelly Rice has had two criminal cases dismissed against our clients by motion of the Commonwealth Attorney. This is virtually unprecedented in criminal cases throughout Kentucky. The latest case involved an attempted murder charge against our client where the police charged him with shooting another man…Details
Two distinctly different definitions for a commercial motor vehicle are contained within the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. These definitions create a lot of confusion for the legal community. The following is an explanation of these two definitions. FMCSR part 383 outlines the requirements for a commercial driver’s license. Part 383.5 defines the types of…Details