Long story short: my MIL's home suffered a severe fire on Monday. Damage is estimated at $150,000 on a home valued at $310,000. Substantial fire damage, but probably just as much in water and smoke damage.
She lives 600 miles from us. She's an immigrant and while she speaks English, she's easily overwhelmed when buying a car, let alone navigating something as complicated as a house fire. The responsibility for navigating it all will fall to my wife. She just returned tonight after being onsite all week.
Neither of us have any experience dealing with something like this, and we have our own home to run, too. Mostly because of distance, we're considering hiring a public adjuster. The Greenspan Company is the leading candidate.
Any advice or experiences that we could learn from?