Courts and Civil Procedure – Procedure Generally

Causes of Action

SECTION 9-1-47

§ 9-1-47. Loss of homemaker services.

In any suit for damages as a result of personal injuries, a homemaker may recover the fair value of homemaker services provided to the home and those living therein. A "homemaker" as used herein is a person who has primary responsibility for the care of a home and a family and who receives no direct monetary compensation for those duties. The fair value of homemaker services shall not be limited to money actually expended to replace the services usually provided by the homemaker. In such a suit, the value of the homemaker services may be shown by expert testimony, but such testimony is not required.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1987, ch. 81, § 1.)