In CA, if you hit a pedestrian, your ass is grass. As a result, there are assholes who intentionally fuck with cars because… they can. I hate that state.
In Texas, you have to make the attempt to stop. If you are approaching a pedestrian in a cross walk, you stop. Once the Pedestrian has left the cross walk, then you go. If you hit a pedestrian in a cross walk while other cars are waiting for that person to cross, your ass is grass.
In Florida, you stop until the pedestrian has left your direction of travel. If you hit a pedestrian in a cross walk, hope that you were not in a large city. You may be able to get away with it.
I have lived in all three states and and I prefer the Texas method. At least with other cars on the road, if they are stopped it queues you to slow down and look around.