Critical Thinking – Case Research

Case Research

Following instructions may be a statement that may be taken lightly, often when the consequence has not been experienced, to be specific, when a catastrophe has not been observed. However, what many people do not observe is that all laws are tagged along with their equivalent consequences. The consequences may be positive or negative (Mann, 2011). The positive consequences are accompanied by following the law while the negative consequences result from disobeying the law. Although most people may be intending to disobey the law, the consequences may not rely on the ignorance of the law offense. This research presents a case study in which Mr. Bilbo Baggins risked to cross the Toll bridge in search of the One Ring, despite of the notice that cautioned the persons seeking to cross the bridge to be aware that the liability is limited to one thousand gold coins, in case of any injury suffered.

However, Bilbo crosses the bridge but unfortunately breaks the arm. As a result, the cost of the injury demanded a liability of two thousand gold coins. To this effect, the owner of the bridge was willing to pay one thousand gold coins.

Basing on the instructions given by the owners of the bridge, it is fair to pay a tone thousand gold coins. However, according to the human rights, human life is sacred and should be treated with dignity (Mann, 2011). The cost of life should not be based on the notice. Moreover, the bridge serves to secure human life. Disregarding to secure the man who breaks over his arm is subject to violation of the human rights. On the other hand, the owner of the bridge deserves justice. The owner must have assessed the risks of crossing over. Owing to the liability provided, the owner should be given a hearing to defend his stand beyond the notice.


Mann, J. (2011). Health and human rights. American journal of public health.