For an $1100.00 claim you should probably just move on. To prove product liability caused your damages would be really expensive for litigation. You could always send a demand letter if you believe the bearings caused the issue, or even file suit, and maybe they'll settle. But if the defendant contests the case, then it could get expensive for you to pursue it.
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In order to prove that the bearings caused the problem that caused the damage, you would need an expert witness. The fee to pay the expert would far exceed the amount of the property damage. I agree that the best avenue for you is to send a demand letter and see what happens, however I would not pursue litigation, as the expense would far outweigh the damage.
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