Someone asked me (as a Rabbi) this "rhetorical" question:
Is someone with an untied shoelace walks in a place where many people walk and someone steps on his shoelace, and he (the person with the untied shoelace) trips and hurts himself, is the person who stepped on his shoelace responsible?
(There might be a difference if the person stepped on his shoelace while he was standing vs. walking)
I am looking for Halochic sources regarding this to show him (to use this opportunity to learn some Torah), please
ideas that come to me,
on one hand the halacha "about someone with a lot of flax passing a home with a candle burning"
on the other hand the halacha (BK 32a SA CM 378.8) that "before Shabbos there is a hazaka that people rush and if there is damages because of that the one who did not realize the person running is responsible"