There were no specifics of the agreement. She just said the percentage/amount she wants from the settlement, but only if the case was settled
That's what the "specifics" are.
it didn't included and was not discussed going to trial.
General contingency rates are 30% if settled without going to trial and 40% if it goes to trial.
So, what are you saying?
That it didn't settle and IS going to trial or that it didn't settle and ISN'T going to trial?
How does the lawyer explain that she is "billing for hours"? Did you ask? What did she say?