3 million iPad 3's were sold over its recent launch weekend. Since its inception over 55 million iPads are in use today. Like doctors and airlines, architects and car dealers, law firms are discovering new ways to utilize the power of iPads in their practice, way beyond the basic 10 to 12 document, juror and trial apps most used by attorneys now. Lawyers across the country are "giving" their clients iPads.
Both of these articles outline the how's and why's of these personal injury attorneys giving iPads for their clients' use, and how it improves their case presentation as well as their service to their clients. It's a simple scenario and strategy and here's how it works:
Personal Injury Client Status and Follow-Up:
We all know how difficult and sometimes stressful it is for you and your paralegals to get your clients to follow directions, take pictures, video and document their medical and physical status. With the iPad it becomes fun, simple and easy. Clients can read instructions from you regarding the documentation of their injuries and their case, as well as instructions on how to use the iPad. Still photographs and HD video are just "point and shoot" and can easily be taken with the iPad. Facetime, Skype and Google Video can easily hook up them and yourself or your paralegal to answer any questions or concerns they may have. They can even watch pre-loaded videos such as "How to Prepare for your Deposition" as well as other educational videos on the iPad.
Some clients are thorough when it comes time to documenting anything and everything and some are not so thorough. Giving them an iPad at the onset of their litigation just makes effective communication easier and simpler for both attorney and client. And that communication, whether still photographs, audio, video or both, goes a long way in helping move their case towards a win at trial.