Uber has become a phenomenon in many large US cities, quickly diminishing the need for the traditional yellow taxi cab. In early 2014, Uber co-founder Oscar Salazar saw a need in the health care industry and took Uber one step further. He developed an app called “Pager,” which offers doctor house call services for those in Manhattan and Brooklyn from 8 am to 10 pm, 365 days a year. Various other apps/services in the health care industry offer real-time video conferencing with doctors, text message checkups and more, all eliminating the need to actually go to the doctor’s office.
We’ve seen similar apps coming to market in the legal industry, such as Lawfone, which connects qualified lawyers with potential clients through face-to-face technology. No matter where you are, you can connect with a lawyer right then and there. This could come in handy in car accidents if you need to talk with a personal injury attorney on the spot. It could also dramatically impact the way advertising for lawyers is conducted in the future.
With new technology developing faster than most can keep up with, and the public’s appetite for apps and services that make life easier, I can’t help but wonder if the next advancement in technology will be lawyers available through services like Uber – where you could just push a button and they would be at your front door within minutes.