§56-7-10. Taking accounts in actions at law.
At law, in any case in which it may be deemed necessary, the
court may direct any such commissioner or other competent person,
either before or at the time of trial, to take and state an account
between the parties, which account, when thus stated, shall be
deemed prima facie correct, and may be given in evidence to the
court or jury trying the case; and the commissioner or other person
shall be allowed for such services the same fees that would be
allowed a commissioner for similar services in the execution of an
order of reference in chancery, to be taxed in the bills of costs.