Were you involved in an accident that left you with severe injuries? You may be asking:

  • How will I afford my treatments?
  • How can I pay the bills if I’m not working?
  • Am I able to file a lawsuit?
  • How do I know who was at fault?
  • Is hiring a lawyer really necessary?

We can answer all of these questions while helping you navigate the legal process.


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Our goal is to make sure our clients get the support they need for their unique case. You aren’t just another case to us. 

— Laurence Banville


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There is nothing like the shock of being involved in an accident. It doesn’t matter what kind of accident or where it happens, the moments after are some of the most confusing, painful, and stressful that any person can endure. But the shocks don’t stop there. Even if medical treatment is given immediately, some injuries take weeks, months, and even years to heal. Other injuries leave the victim permanently disabled and unable to enjoy the activities in life that they previously enjoyed. Then, the medical bills start rolling in.

It’s very easy to feel completely overwhelmed by the physical, emotional, and financial stress and to be unsure of where to look for help. It’s also normal to avoid contacting an attorney because it feels like there is nothing that can be done to change the situation. But that couldn’t be further from the truth.

How Our Legal Team Can Help You

Our firm is focused on getting our clients the compensation they need. We go over every aspect of the accident, collect evidence, speak with witnesses, handle the insurance companies, and file the necessary paperwork. We pride ourselves on keeping our clients informed every step of the way and we are always available to answer any questions they may have.

Our ultimate goal is to obtain compensation through legal avenues such as personal injury lawsuit settlements or verdicts and workers’ compensation claims that will help cover past and future medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain and suffering, and even emotional trauma.


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The Lawyers at Banville Law Want To Help

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With offices located in Manhattan, the personal injury attorneys at Banville Law are always trying out new ways to put New York City in perspective. By understanding our clients’ homes, we hope to serve them better.

As we’ve found, each borough is as unique as the people who live there.

Queens: Population Facts & Statistics

Queens’ population stands at 2.296 million residents as of 2013. That number has been steadily rising since around 1980, although as in every other part of the city, the Recession of 2009 forced many people to leave.

In fact, Queens lost a larger proportion of its population between 2009 and 2010 than any other borough besides Staten Island:

  1. Staten Island lost 4.5% of its residents
  2. Queens lost 3.12%,
  3. Manhattan lost 2.6%,
  4. Brooklyn lost around 2.2% and
  5. The Bronx lost 0.6%.

And while Queens has bounced back admirably, the borough hasn’t yet exceeded its pre-Recession population. Manhattan and Staten Island are in the same boat; the Bronx and Brooklyn have surged ahead.

Compared to their pre-Recession populations:

  • Staten Island has only reached 96%,
  • Manhattan is around 99.8%,
  • Queens is back to 99.5%,
  • Brooklyn has reached 101% and
  • The Bronx is at 101.5%.


Queens’ recent resurgence is largely thanks to an astounding influx of foreign-born residents. While only 13.07% of the total US population were born abroad, 47.09% of Queens’ residents were.

Here’s how that breaks down by region:

  • 23.05% of Queens’ residents were born in Central or South America,
  • 16.07% were born in Asia and
  • 6.78% were born in Europe.

For the American population at large, only 6.79% were born in Latin America, 3.85% in Asia and 1.52% in Europe.

Queens is extremely diverse racially, as well. In just 12 years, between 2000 and 2012, Queens’ white population has decreased by around 38%, while its Black, Asian and Hispanic or Latino populations have remained stable or grown slightly.

While 65.7% of New York State’s population is white, 27.2% of Queens’ population is.

Linguistic Makeup

But language is even more illuminating.

Only a little less than 20% of the US population over the age of 5 speaks a first language that’s not English. The majority of Queens’ residents, 56.16%, do.

  • 23.88% speak Spanish as a first language,
  • 8.06% speak Chinese,
  • 3.44% speak Indic languages (tongues originating on the Indian subcontinent),
  • 2.74% speak Korean,
  • 1.67% speak Russian,
  • 1.56% speak Italian,
  • 1.54% speak Tagalog (a language spoken mainly in the Philippines),
  • 1.53% speak Greek,
  • 1.32% speak French Creole,
  • 1.17% speak Polish,
  • 0.96% Hindi,
  • 0.93% speak Urdu (the national language of Pakistan),
  • 0.92% speak other Asian languages,
  • 0.80% speak other Indo-European languages,
  • 0.71% speak French,
  • 0.61% speak Arabic,
  • 0.48% speak Serbo-Croatian,
  • 0.46% speak Hebrew and
  • 43.84% speak English.

(1% of Queens’ population represents 22,960 people.)