Monique Hernandez has been blind since the Feb. 21 incident and doctors say she'll probably never see again.
She was undergoing a field sobriety test in her Beaumont neighborhood when there was a dispute, and Beaumont Officer Enoch Clark allegedly fired his pepper-spray gun in her face at close range. Hernandez says her deepest regret is that she can't see her 10-year-old daughter.
"My daughter currently is not staying with me right now. She's staying with my mom, because I can't take care of her right now. I'll probably imagine her looking like a 10-year-old all her life - that's the worst part," said Hernandez.
The family's attorney, Milton Grimes, is filing a claim against the city of Beaumont.
Clark has been indicted by a grand jury on criminal assault charges and faces trial. His attorney says he acted in self-defense.