Byrne v. Boadle (1863)

I would like to discuss the case of Byrne v. Boadle (1863) that I found from an online resource (“What Is Tort Law? – Definition and Examples – Video & Lesson Transcript |,” n.d.). Byrne was an ordinary person walking around near a flour shop. A barrel fell out of the flour shop window and landed on Byrne’s body causing him injuries. He went to the court to claim compensation for the negligent behavior of the flour shop owner. The flour whop owner should have considered the risk that were associated for the general public passing by his flour mill and tool precautionary measures to prevent the barrel from dropping out of the window and injuring someone. It was a prima facie case for the court and it ruled in favor of Byrne.